Don’t forget to update the Next Run Time on your SysAgent schedules!
And it’s not just the date that might be off. A schedule I setup to run at 12:01 on the first of the month, was previously set to run at 12:01 AM on 12/1/2020, changed to 11:01 PM on 11/30/2020. So check the dates too!
Unbelievable. Not sure why they won’t fix this. It’s irritating to have to go into the task agent schedules and change them twice a year because of this bug. It’s even more irritating they say it’s a problem and then reject it without any consequence
Which Time Zone? The one the server is in? The one that the largest site is in? If you’re remote and you schedule something, do you use the local time from the remote location? Or should it convert to the server location (where the Task Agent is)?
I believe that the problem is a worldwide problem that we have not taken into account. The “world” time doesnt change… but individual locations DO have daylight savings time… and those times change on different dates depending on the local rules. A quick review of this Wikipedia Page on Daylight Savings Time shows how complex the rules are. But even then, there are rules within rules… Within the USA, there are some states (AZ, HI) that dont follow the DST rules… and in addition, the State of Arizona USA has even more rules… the Navaho Indian reservations DOES follow USA DST rules, but the HOPI Reservation (which is INSIDE the Navaho reservation) follows Arizona standard.
The whole thing is a mess, and should be abolished IMHO.
Let’s say I’m in Germany and I want something to run at 00:15 CET. Leave out DST for a moment, they would see 00:15 but that would be 18:00 EST. Does the server know the time zone of the user? Is that in a session object? Do you discern that from the currently logged in plant? Can we specify the Time Zone in the Task Agent? (That could certainly help!) When do you think it would run?
Now to DST. CEDT and DST don’t change on the same weekend, so for a short period it’s -5 and then back to -6 (in the fall and the opposite in the spring. Our DST is longer)