Syria 2022 time zone update now available
Published Oct 27 2023 03:08 AM 4,562 Views

By the order of the government of Syria, in October 2022, a new law was passed on the determination of time in the country. Based on that:

  • Since October 2022, Syria has observed the UTC+3 time, which is the country’s new standard time. 
  • Late October 2023: Windows non-security preview release includes the update to address this time change for Windows 11 and Windows 10, version 22H2.
  • November 14, 2023: Windows monthly quality release will include the update to address this time change for all supported versions of Windows. 

Microsoft is releasing the following Windows updates in support of this decision. This change is available in the October 2023 non-security preview update, released on 26th October 2023 for the newer versions of Windows 10 and 11. All other supported Windows versions will receive the update as part of the next monthly quality update scheduled to release on November 14, 2023. 


All Windows updates containing this fix have the following release note text:

  • This update includes changes to Syria daylight saving time (DST). 

The KB article numbers that support the Syria DST change are listed below:


KB Article ID

Windows 11, version 22H2


Windows 10, version 22H2; Windows 10, version 21H2


Windows 11, version 21H2


Windows Server 2022


Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows Server 2019


Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows Server 2016


Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB


Windows Server 2012


Windows Server 2008 SP2


Windows 7.0 SP1




Visit Interim guidance for Syria DST changes 2022 for an earlier announcement of this change.


For Microsoft's official policy on DST and time zone changes, please see Daylight saving time help and support. For information on how to update Windows to use the latest global time zone rules, see How to configure daylight saving time for Microsoft Windows operating systems.


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