Adjust Date/Time in Windows Server 2019

When attempting to change the timezone in Windows Server 2019 you may run into the following problems:

  • The change button in Windows Settings for Date & Time is greyed out
  • Receive an error message when clicking Change Time Zone button in Control Panel Date and Time, even though you are an administrator:
    Unable to continue
    You do not have permission to perform this task. Please contact your computer administrator for help.

The solution is to force the Control Panel Date and Time applet to run separately with administrator privileges:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type timedate.cpl
  3. Right click on the resulting Control panel item
  4. Choose Run as administrator
  5. Now you can adjust the time freely
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