All SharePoint Servers should be in the same time zone

Symptoms

You have multiple SharePoint Servers in your SharePoint Farm and you notice that scheduled events are not starting, or failing to complete. 



Some scenarios include the following:

  • Timer jobs are failing
  • User profile synchronization is not completing
  • Farm solutions are not deploying at their scheduled time


Cause

The SharePoint servers are not all in the same time zone and have different system times. Many scheduled events in SharePoint run in the SharePoint Timer Service. If the system time on the servers that run the SharePoint Timer Service are not consistent, sporadic behavior might occur with scheduled events.

Resolution

Set each SharePoint server that runs the SharePoint Foundation Timer Service to be in the same time zone so that they have the same system time. 

More Information

For more information on the SharePoint Timer Service, review the articles below.

The SharePoint Timer Service
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678870.aspx


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Article ID: 2734729 - Last Review: 6 Aug 2012 - Revision: 1

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