Question How to change time format all over the domain for all users ?

seema kanwal

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Dear Community,
We have date format like month/day/year.
In order to change it to day/month/year for all users in my domain, what sould I do?
If I change the date format of my domain conroller which holds pdc fsmo role, will it sync the new date format all over the domain?
Below is the image which shows current date format:
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seema kanwal

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Q1. What have you tried?
Answer: I researched a bit an dfound that it can be achieved throug GPO. But I wanted to know if Domain Controlelr's date format is changed will it impact on client machiens timings or not.
Q2. What were the results and/or errors?
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Q3. What rights do you have?
Answer: I am a domain Admin.
 

seema kanwal

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Where are the client machines now getting time and date plus date and time format?
We have an Active domain Forest and we have four sites. Site HO, NRA,JRN and CHL and one Data Center. All our machines are syncing with Data Center's Domain Controller(as it own PDC FSMO Role as well).
I am sorry I accidently added line "NRA Site is having issue". kindly ignore it. I simply to want to change the date format all over the domain as mentioned earlier.
 
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Ralston18

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Start by comparing site NRA's configuration with the other three sites.

Any immediate differences: geography/region, time zone, service provider, OS/software versions, etc.?

Perhaps Powershell could help with the comparisons.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/activedirectory/get-addomain?view=windowsserver2022-ps

Note: Example 4 in the link.

For the most part there is a large Powershell cmdlet "tool set" that can be applied.

One immediate option:

Get-Date

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.utility/get-date?view=powershell-7.2

Run on each site or where ever deemed applicable and applicable - compare the individual site results.

There are format parameters available.

For more information and options:

https://activedirectorypro.com/powershell-commands/

Just use "Gets" to look for and find some difference that explains the difference in date format. May simply be some format change.

For the most part your knowledge of the entire domain will likely make it easier to know where to start.

Why is NRA different?

Hopefully the problem is something simple that can be easily reconfigured.
 
We have an Active domain Forest and we have four sites. Site HO, NRA,JRN and CHL and one Data Center. Site NRA is having this issue. All our machines are syncing with Data Center's Domain Controller(as it own PDC FSMO Role as well).
Make sure all your DCs are in their correct sites in AD Sites and Services.
 
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