While performing a SharePoint System Health Check for a client recently, I noticed that all dates in SharePoint Central Admin (CA) are displayed in US format (mm/dd/yyyy). No problem, I thought, that's easily changed in Central Admin -> Site Settings -> Regional Settings. Except - the Regional Settings link is not there!
Luckily you can still get at the CA Regional Settings page by entering /_layouts/regionalsetng.aspx after the URL (e.g., http://sp:123/_layouts/regionalsetng.aspx)
Once in there, you can change CA regional settings to to your own locale - and dates are displayed properly! Makes performing your System Health Check a little less painful :-)