Windows 2000 is adjusting files on CD-ROMs to use the date and time for your local time zone, and you use a program, script, or batch file that depends on the non-time-zone adjusted date and time for files that reside on or originate from CD-ROMS. As a result, the program, script, or batch file does not function properly.


Windows 2000 reads the date and time stamps of files that reside on or originate from CD-ROMs with the Greenwich mean time (GMT) offset recorded in the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9660 specification. ISO 9660 has CDFS display the date information correctly for the local time zone, so that dates on CDFS display the same as UDFS (the file system used by DVD-ROMS). UDFS is beginning to replace ISO 9660 as the standard for distribution media.
This applies to:
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
To work around this issue, share the CD-ROM across a network from a computer that is running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Microsoft Windows 95/98, and connect the Windows 2000 computer to that share.

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Last Modified On: December 10, 2016