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Global deployments typically span multiple time zones, making it difficult to manage time-sensitive information that must be exchanged among customers and employees working around the world. You can use the Global Time Zone feature to monitor the transfer of tasks between sites in different time zones.
The Global Time Zone feature converts and stores date and time data, using the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) standard, which is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time, but without daylight savings time.
If you intend to operate your deployment with the Global Time Zone feature enabled, you must also set the operating system of your database servers to UTC time, or its equivalent. It is recommended that you change the time zone for the hosted application and not for the entire server. To change the operating system time, consult the vendor documentation for your operating system.
NOTE: The Global Time Zone parameter (Universal Time Coordinated system preference) is enabled (set to
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