Time zone and DST changes in Windows for Namibia and Turks and Caicos

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

Summary


This article describes an update that makes time zone and daylight saving time (DST) changes in Windows for Namibia and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.
 

This update applies to the following operating systems:
 

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Embedded 8
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows XP Embedded

Note
To get the update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, install the latest cumulative updates that are listed in the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 update history Knowledge Base article.
 

Changes by location


Namibia

The Republic of Namibia permanently changed its time zone from UTC+01:00 to UTC+02:00 on September 3, 2017, at 02:00. DST was previously scheduled to end on April 1, 2018 at 02:00 hours.

Time zone key name Old time zone display name New time zone display name
Namibia Standard Time (UTC+01:00) Windhoek (UTC+02:00) Windhoek
 
 

Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands will switch from UTC-04:00 (all year) to UTC-05:00 on March 11, 2018, at 03:00 hours. This change includes starting a DST observance on the same schedule as the United States.

Time zone key name Old time zone display name New time zone display name
Turks and Caicos Standard Time (UTC-04:00) Turks and Caicos (UTC-05:00) Turks and Caicos
 

Update information


The update that is described in this article makes changes in the time zone and DST settings for Namibia and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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


For more information about how to configure DST settings in Windows, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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


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

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 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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