West Bank and Gaza move DST end date to October 29, 2016

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

Summary


Microsoft was notified that the end date for the observation of daylight savings time (DST) in the West Bank and Gaza regions for 2016 was moved from October 20 to October 29. We expect the end date to remain the fourth Saturday of October until further notice. This change affects the following time zone.

Time zone key nameDisplay name
West Bank Standard Time(UTC+02:00) Gaza, Hebron


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.

Resolution


The update that is described in this article moves the DST end date for Gaza, Hebron Standard Time to October 29 starting in 2016.

For more 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.

How to get this update


Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as part of an Optional update rollup on Windows Update. To learn more about the update rollups that have been released for these operating systems, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.



Method 2: Windows Server Update Service

This update is now available for installation through WSUS.



Method 3: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or a later version.

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an Optional update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.



Method 2: Windows Server Update Service

This update is now available for installation through WSUS.



Method 3: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or a later version.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have the April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. Or, install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Or, install Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008.



There are no prerequisites to install this update on Windows Server 2012.



Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.

References


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