2007 time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    Starting in the spring of 2007, daylight saving time (DST) start and end dates for the United States will transition to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DST dates in the United States will start three weeks earlier (2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March) and will end one week later (2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November).

    The update that this article describes changes the time zone data to account for the United States DST change. This time zone update will also include changes for other related DST changes, time zone behavior, and settings. Some of these changes will occur in 2007, and some have occurred since these versions of Windows were originally released. The update that this article describes also includes some changes that have previously been released as individual hotfixes. An example of this is the Sri Lanka change in time zone offset. This update will also include some changes that have been individually documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.

    These updated time zone definitions will also be included with Windows Vista.

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    Thanks Nick! :D
     
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    Will this eventually come through the automatic Windows update? I have downloaded and installed already and I thank you for the notice.

    Gary
     
  4. NICK ADSL UK

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    Hi Gary :)
    I'm unsure at the present time but i will endeavor to find out for you

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    Thanks Nick. I did install it but sometimes when I switch back to other backup images of my C drive, just might forget to install it for some reason. Thanks.'

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    Preparing for daylight saving time changes in 2007
    Published: June 16, 2006 | Updated: November 22, 2006

    Starting in the spring of 2007, daylight saving time (DST) start and end dates for the United States will transition to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DST dates in the United States will start three weeks earlier (2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March) and will end one week later (2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November).

    Microsoft will be producing an update for Microsoft products affected by the new United States daylight saving time transition dates. These updates will be released through a combination of channels including Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS), hotfixes incorporated in Knowledge Base articles, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and the Microsoft Download Center.

    Testing and deploying the Windows time zone updates
    The Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 updates are currently planned to be available for production deployment for all customers starting on November 21, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time through the Microsoft Download Center and Knowledge Base article 928388. The update will be available via Windows Update, Automatic Update, and WSUS starting on December 12, 2006. Updates will be posted to this site as the final deployment date approaches. At this time all customers should have removed the test version of the Windows time zone update released under Knowledge Base article 924840.


    There we go Gary :)
    The Windows updates are currently planned to be available for production deployment for all customer starting on November 21, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time through Microsoft Download Center. The update will be available via Windows Update, Automatic Update, and WSUS starting on December 12, 2006. Updates will be posted to this site as the final deployment date approaches.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/timezone/dst2007.mspx
     
  7. Howard Kaikow

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    What about for Windowa 2000?
     
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    Contained in one of the links Nick placed in his first post one would find the answer concerning Win2000.

    and that article....

     
  9. Howard Kaikow

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    Thanx, it appears that MSFT has botched that articke so it is not properly viewed with Firefox 2. I had to use IE 6 to properly view the article.

    It makes no sense for MSFT to not update the time zone info in windows 2000.
     
  10. MikeBCda

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    Has anyone heard whether Canada's going the same route? Usually for that sort of thing Canada follows hand-in-hand, almost, with the U.S., but I haven't heard any rumors yet, let alone anything official.

    And can MS Update properly distinguish between Canada and U.S. users if they don't make the change together? I find that in some cases my system properly recognizes me as in Canada, and other places I'm considered U.S.
     
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