Time zone control policy settings
The Time Zone Control section includes policy settings related to using local time in sessions.
Estimate local time for legacy clients
This setting enables or disables estimating the local time zone of user devices. These devices include the user devices that send inaccurate time zone information to the server.
By default, the server estimates the local time zone when necessary.
This setting is intended for use with legacy Citrix Receivers or ICA clients that do not send detailed time zone information to the server. Consider that this setting is used with Citrix Receivers that send detailed time zone information to the server. For example, supported versions of Citrix Receiver for Windows. In this case, this setting has no effect.
Restore desktop OS time zone on session disconnect or logoff
Consider that the user disconnects or logs off a session. In this case, this setting determines whether the time zone setting for a Single-session OS VDA is restored to the machine’s original time zone. If you enable this setting, the VDA restores the machine’s time zone to its original setting when the user disconnects or logs off. For this setting to take effect, set the Use local time of client to Use client time zone.
By default, this setting is enabled.
Use local time of client
This setting determines the time zone setting of the user session. The choices are the time zone of the user session (server time zone) or the time zone of the user device (client time zone).
By default, the time zone of the user session is used.
For this setting to take effect, enable the Allow time zone redirection setting in the Group Policy Editor. The setting is in Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Device and Resource Redirection.
If you are using single-session VDA (formerly known as Workstation VDA) on machines running a server OS, configure the local user right Change the time zone to Everyone. This user right can be found in the Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment.
In a Single-session OS, Users are included in the User Rights Assignment Change the time zone, though not in a Multi-session OS. In a Multi-session OS, the time zone synchronizes using the following group policy: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Device and Resource Redirection\Allow timezone redirection. This policy is applicable when the Server is a Remote Desktop Session Host in the Multi-session OS VDA (installed with the
/ServerVDIcommand). In a Multi-session OS, by default and by design, users don’t have the local right to change the time zone.