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BEWARE Update KB 972041 MOC Error "computer clock is not set correctly" WHERE IS MICROSOFT ON THIS!!!??? RRS feed

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  • Not Getting traction on the Server Forum, maybe this forum will be more fruitful?

    I simply let Windows Update install this Office Commuincations Server R2 update (KB 972041).  Usually try to keep everything current.

    Big problem for our office in Asia.  I installed this in the middle of the night in USA while I was at home.  Both my home and Asia office VPN to main office using the same exact router, VPN over the internet.  I have no problem at home.  I remoted DT to office where servers are located... no problem... BUT all users in Asia cannot signin to OCS using Commuincator.

    You know there are 2 steps, you pick signin and then it contacts the server and asks for password.  It never got/gets to asking for the password.

    So, I installed Commincator on a Server that I can reach there, and it complained that the "OCS" server could not be contacted.  So I ran Microsoft Update and installed the Communicator R2 Update.  Then I could not get past this error:
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    Office Communicator
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    Cannot sign in to Communicator because your computer clock is not set correctly. To check your computer clock settings, open Date and Time in Windows Control Panel.
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    OK  
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    Nothing I could do would get past this error, period, even after I UNINSTALLED the Update.  BUT the other users on their desktop PCs in the Asia office could signin after I uninstalled the Update - except for 2 users for a while and now just 1 user.  So, until this gets fixed, we can't install that update.  I imagine at some point the update will be required in order to install other updates.

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    The next Monday 1 client in the USA office started with this "clock is not set correctly" error going on.  I installed all XP updates, and the Commuincator R2 update.  Problem still going.  Then I set the clock back 1 year.  Logon completely failed (of course), then set it back to current date & clock error comes back.  Then I set the clock back 1 month, get clock error, then I set the clock back to the current date, presto:

    All fixed, I thought... totally screwy and all this started when I installed the subject OCS Server update last Friday night.  All very suspicious.

    So, this client (a Gateway Laptop with XP Pro installed) worked again for 2 days, Then back to the "clock is not set correctly" error after just completing several lengthy phone calls.

    This is a completely useless error message.  I can confirm that it does presumably authenticate the user before presenting this error since if you supply erroneous user/password it complains about username/password and no clock error.

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    I am convinced this UPDATE caused this PROBLEMS!!!

    The client in the same location as the OCS servers is intermitently offering this clock error.  It is a bogus error and this client worked for months with no problem.  The foreign office still has a problem with 1 client. AND all of the foreign office clients had this problem before I UNINSTALLED this update.  I made sure they all ran Microsoft Update on their clients to make sure they are all updated.  That might be why they exhibited the problem while the USA clients did not (except for the 1 in USA).  I am afraid to try the update again until I get the clients that still have the problem fixed.

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    All these clients are running legitimate Microsoft Licensed and Activated Operating systems, even the ones in Asia.  So let's not head down that road.  The client in the USA is a Gateway Laptop with a real XP Pro OEM license on it from Gateway.

    All clients have all the latest updates from the Microsoft Update site installed.  Many in USA working, 1 not working intermitently.

    And to be completely clear, all software is licensed and activated.


    Other than this UPDATE all OCS Server Role Servers have ALL the latest OS, and other Software Updates installed.


    Surely someone can offer some areas of research and things to check out??

     

    -Barry

    Friday, June 26, 2009 2:45 AM