Settings supporting UTC implementation

Last updated Monday, April 23, 2018 in Sitecore Experience Platform for Administrator, Developer
Keywords: Configuration, UTC

There is one config settings that support date/time types:

  • The Server Time Zone setting in the web.config file.

Server Time Zone

The Server Time Zone setting in the web.config file specifies the server time zone that is used by the server to convert UTC time to local time, for example "GMT Standard Time".

The value must be a valid Time Zone ID in Microsoft .NET. For more information, see

If the value is blank, Sitecore uses the operating system time zone.

      <!--  SERVER TIME ZONE
            This setting specifies the server time zone that is  used by the server to convert UTC time to local time, for example "GMT Standard Time".
            The value must be parsable to a valid Time Zone ID.                   See
            If blank, Sitecore uses the operating system time zone.
            Default value: "" (use the operating system time zone)
      <setting name="ServerTimeZone" value=""/>


From Sitecore 9.0, the Analytics.Reports.DisplayDatesInUtc setting in the App_Config\Include\Sitecore.Analytics.config file has been deprecated. The setting specified if dates and times are displayed in UTC or the local server time zone in Experience Analytics reports.

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