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The effect of changing system time during Service Pack deployment

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  • Hello everyone,

    I'm preparing to install SP1 on SharePoint 2013 environment next weekend. And there will be a switch to the daylight saving time on that weekend. So I have this concern - what will happen if the system time will change while SP1 bits are installing or PSConfig.exe is running? Is it possible that there will be some bad consequences? It will not be easy to revert this update in case of trouble and it will be a real pain to reschedule it after such failure.

    Can anyone share such experience?

    Friday, March 03, 2017 8:07 PM

Answers

  • Most time is tracked and translated via UTC and not local time. So as long as the TZ isn't changing, you should be alright.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Servers and Services MVP



    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by Egor Yudkin Friday, March 03, 2017 8:42 PM
    Friday, March 03, 2017 8:40 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Most time is tracked and translated via UTC and not local time. So as long as the TZ isn't changing, you should be alright.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Servers and Services MVP



    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by Egor Yudkin Friday, March 03, 2017 8:42 PM
    Friday, March 03, 2017 8:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Trevor,

    Thanks for reply! Well, it seems we are safe in this case.

    Friday, March 03, 2017 8:42 PM