A September 2014 time zone update for Russia is available

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials


Russia has announced that it will change its existing time zones on October 26, 2014. Microsoft released an update for Windows on September 23, 2014 to address this change. Users should install the update before October 26, 2014 to avoid having incorrect time zone data after this date.

This update supersedes the update that is described in update 2981580 that was released in August 2014. All additional time zone changes that were released as hotfixes after update 2981580 was released are incorporated into this update.

If you have already deployed update 2981580, read the descriptions of the specific time zone changes that are addressed in this article to determine whether you must deploy this update immediately. If no systems are affected directly, you can schedule deployment at the next available opportunity.

We recommend that you regularly deploy the most current Windows cumulative time zone update to help maintain the consistency of the time zone database on all systems.

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The update that is described in this article changes the time zone data to accommodate the changes in time zone designations and names in Russia.