Applies: EPM2007; EPM2010; SP2007; SP2010
If you have been working with SharePoint Central Administration you will have come across an issue with the date format when troubleshooting e.g. reviewing search logs. It appears in US date format. And, no means of setting it to any other regional settings via Central Admin within Site Actions > Site settings.
However, you can access this page by the following URL format: http://servername:8888/_layouts/regionalsetng.aspx
That means if you add the “_layouts/regionalsetng.aspx” after your CA URL, you can reach the Regional Settings page. Then, simply change desired regional settings. See example in screen shots below.
Fig (1) – SharePoint 2010 Central Administration > Site Settings
Fig (2) – Regional Settings
Hope this helps!