Automatic Daylight Savings Time Update

 The IP Office has the capacity to hold automatic daylight savings time entries for up to ten years. This may sound like a lot, but I'm starting to run into systems that have not had their automatic daylight savings times updated, and are failing to present the correct time as a result. It's easy enough to edit the entries in the list, however this can be tedious - especially if you are responsible for managing a bunch of sites. To address this, I have created a CSV file that contains the next decade of clock changes. I hope that the time change is abolished before I need to make a new one, though!

You can download the file here. Once downloaded, you need to remove the existing entries from your automatic DST settings and then import the file.

Step 1: Removing the existing entries

Log in to the IP Office using IP Office Manager. The Time Settings can be found under System --> System. Locate the drop-down box and select Delete for each entry. This may include some entries from the future, but don't worry. We will import the full decade's worth of entries. 

Once all the entries have been deleted merge the changes back to the system. From there you will need to import the CSV file you downloaded earlier. Select File --> Import/Export --> Import. This will open the Import Configuration window. The default folder will be a subfolder of your Manager folder, but I like to use a folder specific to the restoration process. In this example I will put the csv file in C:\temp and use that as my folder. Put the CSV file in place first, then select the folder.

Select the check box for Configuration. If you have followed all the steps correctly there should be no other options. Click OK to import the new time change profiles. Once imported, check in Manager to see if the profiles are there:

If everything looks right you can click OK on the System record and merge the changes. If you still need help getting the correct time set, please see my post about changing the time and date on an IP Office.

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