Allow admins to change the default in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local"
It would be extremely helpful if administrators could change the default “Time based on:” option used in Software Deployment from “UTC” to “Client Local Time”. This setting is highly subjective and only companies that are based in multiple time zones AND want software to deploy simultaneously across all time zones want UTC as the default. Forcing the UTC default upon all customers needlessly increases the chance of human error. Allowing administrators to change the default would satisfy all customer’s needs rather than just those that leverage UTC.
Apologies – my error – reverting status back to noted. This request is not addressed in 1905 Technical Preview.
Sean Sheridan commented
This just created a problem in my organization. Why would UTC even be the default? Not only do we need the ability to change it to local time for a deployment, we need to be able to change the default to local time. This really seems like something that should have been the starting point, not something people have had to ask for for no less than five years.
Cameron Lake commented
Four years since this has been reported as a major problem for many institutions, with a tease of it being worked on being revoked 6 months ago. PLEASE consider adding this option, it has now caused issues on our campus multiple times.
Jesse Bronson commented
This is a necessity. I don't understand why this isn't already a thing.
If I had any more votes I'd gladly use them on this. We're constantly getting burned by this. I'm willing to be the majority of SCCM installs are limited to a single time zone. Let us default everything to client local time, please!
Eric Michael commented
Having UTC as the default setting for Application Deployments has caused several Major incidents in our environment over the past 4 years. UTC will never be an option where I work and I need the ability to disable it or at least change the default to match what Package deployments look like.
There is no consistency with this option. Package deployment, application deployment and software deployment all have different client time settings. Please remove this default, as deployments that are thought to be scheduled a certain time cause down time and it turns into a costly $$$$ mistake.
Currently the most dangerous problem in SCCM. Even with years of experience all it takes is one deployment and a simple mistake not changing from UTC to local to wreak havoc when servers reboot 5+ hours earlier than you expect.
Ted Neubauer commented
Allowing Admins to set the default based on their preference would be a huge benefit to everyone.
I completely agree with this one. This issue bit me today and made me look how to change the default to client time
This would crorect a lont of mistacks and untill my powershell gets better this makes more sence .
why UNC any way . there is no way to schedual with that .
Phil J commented
The issue is magnified by the inconsistency of the default. With Application deployments, it defaults to UTC, whereas with Package deployments and Software Updates, it defaults to client Local Time. In my opinion, all methods should be consistent and should default to client Local Time with an option to change to UTC.