Latest info on the new updates for Windows Mobile Devices, which replace the previously released updates at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/daylightsaving.

If you have been using the previously released updates, you may still continue to use it for Windows Mobile 2003 devices and Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones. This newer patch is required for Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC based devices, and recommend for all other Windows Mobile devices as well and fixes the following issues:

1.  On Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC (including Phone edition) devices, it fixes an issue where if the visiting time zone was in DST, the home time zone would be overwritten during the transition.
2.  Makes the installation of the patch easy for all versions by automating the manual steps the previous patch required.
3.  Provides a combined cab file for Windows Mobile 5.0 easing users need to figure out whether they have a Pocket PC or Smartphone device

Download links for the updates: The patches are now live at the download center, and the end user website at MS.com will be refreshed by Monday morning. Until then, you can use the links provided below. 

-          Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (Desktop Tool) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/8/8/a8896b5f-69d7-4381-b12d-6fe27ff0d07a/Setup.msi

-          Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/d/4/8d400259-a258-41da-884e-24a743ccc166/WM2k23DST_unsigned.cab

-          Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone)- http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/9/d/b9dfaf55-eeae-4d70-ac8f-cdcdeccab40d/WM2k23DST_signed.cab

-          Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time (Windows Mobile 5.0) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/5/9/a599c3e6-f3ab-422d-b3d2-7eeee5f4ee63/WM5DST_signed.cab 

Customer experience with the new updates: All users should install the patch prior to Mar 11th 2007 00:00 hrs in their currently active time zone for the patch to take effect properly. Particularly on Pocket PC devices, the users should not change the timezone during the night of Mar 11th when the transition occurs to avoid missing the automatic switchover.

On Windows Mobile 5.0 devices using the cab files:

1.       Download cab file to the device
2.       Execute the cab files.
3.       If any storage cards are present, the user may be asked to select the installation location. The user needs to select “device” as the installation location.
4.       During the installation, the device will automatically restart to complete the installation.

On Windows Mobile 2003 devices using the cab files:

1. Download cab file to the device
       i. PPC PE devices should download the unsigned cab files
      ii. SP devices should download the signed cab files
2. Execute the cab files.
3. If any storage cards are present, the user may be asked to select the installation location. The user needs to select “device” as the installation location.
4. After installation there will be no restarts.

Using the desktop installer:

1. Please ensure that the device is connected via the latest version of ActiveSync to the PC
       i. If the device is not connected the installation will not occur properly
2. Download and run the setup.msi file
3. The installer will install the appropriate patch on the device
4. If any storage cards are present, the user may be asked to select the installation location.
The user needs to select “device” as the installation location.
5. After installation
      i. Windows Mobile 5.0 devices will automatically restart
     ii. Windows Mobile 2003 devices will not restart

Notes:

1. If there is an error dialog displayed with the following text: “Error processing timezone, please manually set the timezone” after restart on Windows Mobile 5.0, the user should complete the installation by a soft reset of the device.

2. If the device locks up for any reason after the installation of the patch, the user should perform a soft reset.