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The government of Morocco has announced its DST transitions for the observation of Ramadan in 2014.

According to the announcement, the DST period will be interrupted during the Muslim month of Ramadan (3 A.M. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 to at 2 A.M. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, in the Gregorian calendar).

During this period, clocks will be turned back to Standard Time. This interruption in the DST schedule is designed to shorten evenings, making it easier for Muslims to observe the Ramadan fast during hours of daylight.

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Transition from DST (June 28, 2014)

A supported Fix it solution is now available from Microsoft to enable the first transition to DST on June 28, 2014. You can download the Fix it solution by clicking the one of the following links, depending on your operating system.

For Windows XP Embedded, Windows Vista, Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 x64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 x86, Windows Server 2008 x64, or Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows 8 x86, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1 x86, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Server 2012 x64, or Windows Server 2012 R2 x64, please apply the following Fix it solution.

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Microsoft Fix it 51018


For Windows RT, please apply the following Fix it solution.

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Microsoft Fix it 20144


To observe the change, you have to install the Fix it solution before June 28, 2014.

After you install this Fix it solution, DST will be turned off on June 28, 2014 to mark the beginning of Ramadan.

Note Please make sure that you have the latest Windows Cumulative Update for your time zone and DST installed before you running this Fix it solution. To find the latest update, click here.

Transition to DST (August 2, 2014)

The second transition occurs when DST resumes at the end of the Ramadan observation on August 2, 2014.

To observe the change, install the second Fix it solution during the Ramadan observance (3 A.M. on June 28, 2014 through 2 A.M. on August 2, 2014).

For Windows XP Embedded, Windows Vista, Windows 7 x86, Windows 7 x64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 x86, Windows Server 2008 x64, or Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows 8 x86, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1 x86, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Server 2012 x64, or Windows Server 2012 R2 x64, please apply the following Fix it solution.

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 51019


For Windows RT, please apply the following Fix it solution.

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 20145


After you install this Fix it solution, DST will be turned on again on August 2, 2014 to mark the end of Ramadan.

Note Time zone history does not account for the Ramadan period that is set by these Fix it solutions.

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Article ID: 2974661 - Last Review: June 18, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8
  • Windows RT
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows XP Embedded
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
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