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    OWA date/time format (2003)

    I have a problem with Outlook Web Access on Exchange 2003 / Windows Server 2003 where the list of "Short date style" Options provided are in the US m/d/y-type format, even though "everything" on my server and (XP Pro) workstation is set to the UK date format dd/mm/yyyy. Consequently all the messages in Inbox, Sent, etc, come out with US date formats.

    OWA Help says:
    "To set the date and time formats, in the Short Date Style, Long Date Style, or Time Style lists, select your preferred format for various time and date displays.
    Note The options provided in this section may vary, depending on the language configured for Internet Explorer. Outlook Web Access uses the browser language setting to provide region-specific options.


    And yes, Internet Explorer => Tools => Internet Options => General => Languages says "English (United Kingdom) [en-gb]" both on the server and on my workstation.

    Exchange is at Version: 6.5.6944.0, which I believe to be SP2. Windows Server 2003 is also fully SPed.

    The only thing I have found from Google is correspondence by "Money Penny" about a similar problem with him/her being unable to get the OWA date format to be the Australian version, but s/he said that the latest Exchange SP seems to have fixed it.

    Any suggestions from anyone, please? I'm baffled!

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    Re: OWA date/time format (2003)

    I don't have a real solution (on my home PC with Dutch system settings, OWA also uses US date format), but would the last date formats in the list do? On my PC, they are 01-Jan-06 for Short Date Style and 01 January, 2006 for Long Date Style.

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    Re: OWA date/time format (2003)

    Good to know it's not just me!

    In the event of no solution being available, I will probably be using the one above, viz. yyyy-mm-dd as the "least worst" of the options!

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    Re: OWA date/time format (2003)

    Hi John,

    I'm sure you've probably checked this already, but it's often easy to overlook. The Options screen on OWA has some date/time formatting options (see attached image).

    Hope this helps!
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    Re: OWA date/time format (2003)

    That's exactly what John was talking about. Even on a system set to a non-US date format, the same list of formats is presented. There is no 31/12/06 in the list.

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    Re: OWA date/time format (2003)

    Whoops - I should read posts more carefully before my morning coffee... <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

    Thanks Hans.

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