September 2016 time zone change for Novosibirsk

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


Russia recently announced that the Novosibirsk region will be moving from UTC +06:00 to UTC +07:00 on July 24 at 02:00. Also, the Omsk time zone has been created for the UTC +06:00 offset.

Time zone key nameNew display name
N. Central Asia Standard Time(UTC+07:00) Novosibirsk
Omsk Standard Time(UTC+06:00) Omsk

Note Neither time zone observes daylight saving time.

This update applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Vista SP2
Note To get the update for Windows 10, install the latest cumulative updates that are listed in the Windows 10 update history page.


The update provides the changes for the Novosibirsk and Omsk time zones for 2016.

For information about how DST changes may affect other Microsoft products, go to the following Microsoft website:

For more information about how DST changes may affect other Microsoft products, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Note When you apply this update, you may receive a message that resembles the following:

Update cannot be installed as a newer or same time zone update has already been installed on the system.
This message indicates that either you have already applied the correct update or Windows Updates or Microsoft Update has automatically installed this update. No additional action is required to update the Windows operating system.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 3182203.


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