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August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

Summary
This update supersedes and replaces the update that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3013410 that was released in December 2014. All additional time zone changes that were released as hotfixes after update 3013410 was released are incorporated in this update.

If you have already deployed update 3013410, 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 deploy the most current Windows cumulative time zone update to guarantee the consistency of the time zone database on all systems.

Important

  • Before you apply the update that is described in this article, be aware of potential issues that may affect Microsoft Outlook. For more information about these issues, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

  • Cumulative time zone updates contain only data that has changed for a specific region or that was added to maintain parity with other operating system versions. Therefore, if a time zone-related registry subkey is deleted, some original values may not be restored after you apply the cumulative zone update.

    Note We do not recommend that you delete any registry subkeys that are related to time zones. On a computer that has incomplete time zone subkeys, first restore the time zone subkeys from a known good backup. Then, apply the update.
More information
The update that is described in this article changes the time zone data to accommodate daylight saving time (DST) changes in several countries.

This is a cumulative update rollup that includes all previous Windows time zone changes. 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.

Update information

How to obtain this update

The following files are available for download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=38ec2560-4095-4785-b49c-a8c36572ddca

Update for Windows 8.1 (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6ef12310-8e02-46f7-8386-a64eb65c2cd9

Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e5342da3-9ad1-4e40-ad58-948f67d9b675

Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ba6ce7b5-34b6-4589-b0d0-592ca24bb91d

Update for Windows 8 (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c7cc82b6-5bf7-4858-a4aa-9a419c52a627

Update for Windows 8 for x64-based systems (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ad264c06-9fb1-4ae0-a348-ba07622fd5cb

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based systems (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f5624b84-edb8-4c4d-a451-de43752dff32

Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based systems (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b5099878-0e5c-45ca-9f76-7c56668098e3

Update for Windows 7 (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9b488c0d-fdb0-46e8-a811-7c5ca35f05ec

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1afe4831-76ad-4aad-8cbf-c89f82f4186a

Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=677b3ed1-f0b9-4068-862d-6e45e62b1132

Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7ac3d40-f224-4bf9-a5c1-0224a05e14a5

Update for Windows Vista (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=959ebaab-dbec-40b0-b3e4-09b287263b3f

Update for Windows Vista for x64-based systems (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ccc689da-e06a-48ed-a950-6a576bd72a9d

Update for WEPOS and POSReady 2009 (KB3077715)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=45f2d756-15fa-4c15-be58-c1b553fe5f73

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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Prerequisites

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

To apply this update, you must have update 2919355 installed. For more information about how to obtain this update, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

No prerequisites are required to apply this update.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

No prerequisites are required to apply this update. The same package installs both on the RTM version as well as the Service Pack 1 versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:Windows Server 2008

To apply this update, you must be running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 SP2.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you install this cumulative update.

General changes made by this update

The following changes were made since the previous Windows cumulative time zone update:

  • Pacific SA Standard Time
    For 2015 and going forward, Chile will remain in DST. (No DST change will be observed.) Therefore, the UTC offset for Chile is updated to UTC-3:00, and the display name of the "Pacific SA Standard Time" time zone is updated to "(UTC-3:00) Santiago." (3039024)
  • Iran Standard Time
    Iran follows the Persian calendar. This cumulative update corrects the DST data for "Iran Standard Time" in Windows for the years 2015 through 2024. (3049874)
  • Eastern Standard Time (Mexico)
    The Mexican state of Quintana Roo has moved from UTC-6:00 to UTC-5:00 "(UTC-05:00) Chetumal." This time zone is newly introduced and will not observe DST. (3049874)
  • Montevideo Standard Time
    On June 30, 2015, the Uruguayan government decided to abolish the observance of daylight saving time. This put the country into the UTC-03:00 time zone all year round.
  • Ulaanbaatar Standard Time
    Mongolia will observe DST starting in 2015. DST for Mongolia starts on the last Saturday of March at 02:00 and ends on the last Saturday of September at 00:00. The following DST rules will be observed. (3049874)

    Time zone key nameDisplay nameDST startDST end
    Mongolia Standard Time (UTC+8:00) UlaanbaatarLast Saturday of March at 02:00:00.000Last Saturday of September at 00:00:00.000
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Article ID: 3077715 - Last Review: 09/30/2015 00:36:00 - Revision: 2.1

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