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Out-of-band Microsoft Update (KB981793)

This is not a critical update, but apparently Microsoft thought it was important enough to release it before scheduled monthly release due out in two weeks. It updates the computer clock to the revised daylight savings time in certain countries (not US) and affects all current versions of Windows including:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Windows Server 2008 IA-R2
  • Windows Server 2008 IA-64
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista x64
  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 IA-64
  • Windows Server 2003 x64
  • Windows XP x64
  • Windows XP

More info is available here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981793

Note that if you are running Microsoft Exchange Server in your environment, you need to take additional measures to make sure correct time zone changes for Outlook and Exchange calendar users: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941018/

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