03-16-2009 01:34 AM
We're seeing a problem where meetings created on the Blackberry are 1 hour out in Outlook Calendar. This appears to be due to a faulty 2007 DST patch, but if so, others should be seeing the problem. If you've seen this behaviour and have a solution, please help.
A bit of history: In 2007, New Zealand changed the dates for the beginning and end of Daylight Saving time. This year, DST ends on April 5. Prior to 2007, DST would have ended on the third Sunday in March (yesterday).
Yesterday, 15 March 2009, calendar entries from the Blackberry worked fine.
Today, 16 March 2009 (and after pre-2007 DST end date), when people are entering calendar events from the Blackberry device, they events show as one hour later in Outlook Calendar. The clock on the handhelds shows the correct time, with the timezone as GMT+12.
Use Blackberry to create new calendar appointment at 10am. Reconcile. Outlook Calendar picks up appointment and shows it as 11am. Blackberry continues to reflect 10am. Move appointment from Outlook to 9am. Blackberry updates appointment to 9am. Move appointment from Blackberry to 10am. Outlook updates and reflects 11am.
A bit about our environment:
We're running Outlook 2007, Exchange 2003, BES 126.96.36.199, and have a variety of Blackberry devices in use (still verifying whether all are impacted by the problem). All handhelds have the DST 2007 patch installed and verified (no versions older than 4.2.1.x). All desktops, servers, etc. are NTP synchronized and are set to +12GMT (Auckland), with auto-DST checked. Blackberry devices are all set with "Blackberry" as time source and set to +12GMT (Auckland).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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03-16-2009 01:39 AM
03-16-2009 05:48 PM
i'm having the same problem here in New York. I have Exchange 2003 SP1 and Outlook 2003 and 2007. Like you said, calendar entry created from Blackberry (version 4.1 with DST patch or 4.2) shows up an hour later in Outlook. Entry created in Outlook shows up correctly on Blackberry.
I spoke with RIM and in my case she suggested to apply Exchange 2003 service pack 2 because the cdo.dll version on my BES is behind compared to my Exchange. I asked if i could simply copy the cdo.dll from exchange over to BES and she said that might work. So I'm just planning to backup my server first, then try the copy/paste/unregister/register trick on the cdo.dll and hope for the best.
If this fails, I may end up installing service pack 2 but I would rather not as it's more invasive.
03-16-2009 06:04 PM
03-16-2009 06:54 PM
Also what versions are
03-17-2009 12:50 AM
I have Exchange 2003 with service pack 1 and BES 4.1.6. Again the version of cdo.dll on BES is older than the one on Exchange.
I believe the issue will correct itself as of April 5 as it was the original DST date?
03-17-2009 01:41 AM
You're correct that the error would correct itself on April 5... at least until next year!
In any case, your initial response turned out to be the key. The problem was the cdo.dll file on the BES. Once that was updated to match the post-SP2 version used in the Exchange environemnt, calendar functionality began working as intended.