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Change TimeZone on Altiris Site Server

Created: 29 Oct 2012 | 1 comment

Does anyone know if there would be a negative impact of changing the timezone of remote Altiris task/package servers?  We are looking to set up WSUS and would like to use the existing Altiris servers as the downstream servers but this requires all of the servers to be on the same timezone regardless of actual location.  Most time-related jobs in Altiris are set to the agent time, so I don't think that should affect anything, but was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what else this might impact negatively if anything.  The Altiris patching has not been very successful in our environment so we are looking to supplement with WSUS. 

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Ludovic Ferre's picture

Hello nicoled18,

May I ask why Patching with Altiris has not been very succesful? I guess fixing this may be simpler than implementing WSUS on the side (and mess-up your Site server time zone configuration).

I am currently off-net, on a retreat of some kind. I'll be back real soon, and you sure will hear from me then ;-).

Ludovic FERRÉ
Principal Remote Product Specialist
Symantec