Managing Daylight Saving Time (DST) for Web Reports

By default Web Reports track scheduled activity next attempt times using UTC rather than the local time zone.

So, when the local time zone changes, for example from daylight saving time to non-daylight saving time, reports run an hour earlier or later, depending on the direction of the change.

Starting from BigFix Version 9.5 you can prevent to run scheduled reports an hour earlier or later because of the change due to the daylight saving time by setting the AdjustScheduleForDST keyword to 1.

You can set this keyword both on Windows and Linux systems where Web Reports is running, by completing the following steps:

On Windows systems:

Run regedit and locate the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\BigFix\Enterprise Server\BESReports.

Create the string value AdjustScheduleForDST and set it to 1.
"AdjustScheduleForDST" = "1"

On Linux systems:

Add the AdjustScheduleForDST keyword to the [Software\BigFix\Enterprise Server\BESReports] section of the beswebreports.config file and set it to 1:
AdjustScheduleForDST = 1
Important: The Daylight Saving Time setting becomes effective when the first event after the change is triggered.