September 2011 - Daylight Savings Time Update

Article ID: KB28317

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 07-13-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BES5
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • BlackBerry® Device Software to 7.0

The September 2011 Daylight Savings Time (DST) update replaces the August 2011 - Daylight Savings Time Update. It includes all changes from previous updates and includes changes to the following time zones:


Time Zone

DST Start



Moscow (GMT +4)

DST has been removed and the GMT offset increased by one hour

Ekaterinburg (GMT +6)
Krasnoyarsk (GMT +8)
Yakutsk (GMT +8)
Valdivostock (GMT +11)
Magadan (GMT +12)


Cairo (GMT +2)

DST has been removed


Jerusalem (GMT +2) March 30, 2012 at 2:00am October 2, 2011 at 2:00am


Santiago (GMT -4) Midnight between August 20 and 21, 2011 Midnight between March 10 and 11, 2012
Brazil Brasilia (GMT -3) Midnight between October 20 and 21, 2012 Midnight between February 25 and 26, 2012

*The update for Chile was previously included in KB28090.


Prerequisites for installing the September 2011 DST update

To install the September 2011 DST update, the BlackBerry smartphone must be running a minimum of BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.

If the version of BlackBerry Device Software that is below 4.2, the BlackBerry smartphone must be upgraded to a supported version before the updates can be applied successfully. To determine what version of BlackBerry Device Software is currently installed go to Options->About. To upgrade the BlackBerry smartphone to a newer version of BlackBerry Device Software see KB13427 or visit on your PC.

Installing the September 2011 DST update for individual BlackBerry smartphone users

BlackBerry smartphone users can download the September 2011 update from the link below.

Note: The link above must be accessed directly from the BlackBerry Browser to download the patch over the wireless network. The BlackBerry smartphone may prompt to be reset after the patch has been downloaded and installed.

To determine if the September 2011 update has been installed, complete the following:

  • Go to Options->Applications.
  • Click the BlackBerry button and select Modules.
  • Search for net_rim_bb_timezoneupdater and verify the version is
  • If the net_rim_bb_timezoneupdater is not found or has a lower number then the update has not been applied.


Note: An issue exists where installing the net_rim_bb_timezoneupdater on a BlackBerry Smartphone running BlackBerry Device Software 7.0 or 7.1 will result in the user receiving the error "Error starting net_rim_bb_options_app: Class 'net.rim.device.apps.internal.timezone.TimeZoneDataLocalizerImpl' not found" when accessing the Options application on the device. To resolve this issue please install the most recent Daylight Savings Time update.


Installing the September 2011 DST update for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administrators

In order to fully support DST changes a Microsoft Windows update will need to be applied to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This requirement is applicable for all mail platforms. For additional information about DST and Windows please see Microsoft KB 914387.

Important note for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange.

Early version of CDO.dll maintained separate internal time zone tables which required an update when a time zone changed. However, in more recent versions of cdo.dll Microsoft has designed CDO.dll to read DST information from the Windows registry. To support this feature CDO.dll, on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, must be at 6.5.7654.01 or higher; or 6.5.8067.0 or higher. DST changes that require the creation of a NEW time zone will require an update to CDO.dll.

Note: Updates may also be required to other computers in your organization. Please see your individual mail platform vendors for details and instructions.

To apply DST updates to the BlackBerry smartphone the BlackBerry administrator can use one or more of the following options.

Option 1: SQL Script Update

This process involves executing a SQL query against the BlackBerry configuration database. Once executed the BlackBerry Synchronization service will automatically send the updated time zone information to the BlackBerry smartphone.

In order to leverage this method the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry smartphone must meet the following requirements:

- BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3 to SP7


- BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.x


- BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0 to 7.0

Note: The September 2011 DST updates contains updates to the display name of some timezones. Example Moscow (+3) has been updates to Moscow (+4). In order to update the display name of the time zone the TimeZoneUpdater application must be installed on the BlackBerry. Using this update option will update the BlackBerry smartphone with the correct DST Information however, the display name will not be updated.

If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and/or BlackBerry Device Software do not meet the prerequisites please proceed to Option 2.

For instructions on applying the SQL script update please see the “Additional Information” section below.

Option 2: Using the TimeZoneUpdate application

This is not required for BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0 or higher if the SQL script update (Option 1) has been applied.

Administrators have five options for deploying the TimeZoneUpdater application to their end users.

  1. BlackBerry Desktop Software
  2. BlackBerry Application Web Loader
  3. Standalone Application Loader
  4. BlackBerry Browser
  5. Wireless Application Push

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator can verify which users have the TimeZoneUpdater application using the BlackBerry Application Reporting Tool from the BlackBerry Resource Kit. For more information visit

If a user installs the TimeZoneUpdater application in addition to receiving the updates from the database script the settings from the SQL script will take precedence.


CollapseAdditional Information

Updating the BlackBerry Configuration Database

Warning: The process modifies the BlackBerry Configuration Database. It is recommended that a full backup is made prior to the execution of the script.

This process can be completed from any workstation or server.

  1. Download the and extract the contents.

    Important: Do not modify the directory and file structure of the extracted files.

  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder that contains BBDBUpdate.exe.
  3. Type BBDBUpdate.exe and add the switches applicable to your environment. The full command syntax is as follows:

      BBDBUpdate.exe -db <Database Name> -dbms <SQL> -n <SQL Server Name> -dbauth -dbuser <User Name> -dbpass <Password> -input <LoadSyncDeviceConfig.sql>


    For BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3 to 4.1 SP7:
    BBDBUpdate.exe -db BESMgmt -n SQL1 -input .\SQLServer\4.1\LoadSyncDeviceConfig.sql

    For BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0:
    BBDBUpdate.exe -db BESMgmt -n SQL1 -input .\SQLServer\5.0\LoadSyncDeviceConfigData.sql

    Required Switches

    Switch Description
    -db Use this switch to specify the name of the BlackBerry Configuration Database you are updating. The default value is BESMgmt
    -n Use this switch to specify the hostname or instance of the database server.
    -input Specifies the path and file name of the script to execute. Ensure that you are select the script for your applicable database server type.

    Optional Switches

    Switch Description
    -dbms Use this switch to specify if you are using Microsoft SQL Server or IBM DB2 Universal Server. If this switch is not used, Microsoft® SQL Server® is assumed.
    -dbauth Use this switch if you are using SQL Authentication. If this switch is not used, Windows Authentication is used.
    -dbuser Use this switch to specify the user name to be used with the Microsoft SQL Server authentication. This switch is required if the -dbauth switch is used.
    -dbpass Use this switch to specify the password to be used with the Microsoft SQL Server authentication. This switch is required if the -dbauth switch is used.

    Note: If you receive the error Unable to read input file, check that the name and path of LoadSyncDeviceConfig.sql is correct.



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