Time zone and DST changes in Windows for Morocco and the West Bank and Gaza

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials More

Summary


This article describes an update that makes time zone and daylight saving time (DST) changes in Windows for Morocco and the West Bank and Gaza. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.
 

This update applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows XP Embedded
Note To get the update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, install the latest cumulative updates that are listed in the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 update history Knowledge Base article.

Changes by location


Morocco

As it has in previous years, Morocco is suspending its daylight saving time (DST) period for the observation of the Muslim month of Ramadan from 03:00 on Sunday, May 13, 2018, to 02:00 on Sunday, June 17, 2018, in the Gregorian calendar.

During this period, clocks are turned back to Standard Time to shorten the evenings, making it easier for Muslims to observe the Ramadan fast during daylight hours.

On May 13, clocks are turned back at 03:00 to 02:00 to end the DST observation.
  
On June 17, clocks are set ahead at 02:00 to 03:00 to resume the DST observation.

Time zone key name Display name DST ends DST resumes
Morocco Standard Time (UTC+00:00) Casablanca May 13, 2018 at 03:00 June 17. 2018 at 02:00
 
 

West Bank and Gaza

Updates are now available for the West Bank and Gaza. The interim guidance that we provided was to use the "(UTC+03:00) Turkey" time zone. However, users can revert to "(UTC+02:00) Gaza, Hebron" after the latest updates are installed.

Time zone key name New time zone display name
Gaza Standard Time (UTC+02:00) Gaza, Hebron

Update information


The update that is described in this article makes changes in the time zone and DST settings for Morocco and the West Bank and Gaza.

For more information about how DST changes may affect other Microsoft products, go to the following Microsoft website:

For more information about how to configure DST settings in Windows, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Note When you apply this update, you may receive a message that resembles the following: 


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.

How to get this update


Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as part of an Optional update rollup on Windows Update. To learn more about the update rollups that have been released for these operating systems, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:


For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.
 

Method 2: Windows Server Update Service

This update is now available for installation through WSUS.
 

Method 3: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or a later version.
 

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an Optional update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.
 

Method 2: Windows Server Update Service

This update is now available for installation through WSUS.
 

Method 3: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or a later version.

 

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installed, or Service Pack 2 for Windows for Windows Server 2008 installed.

There are no prerequisites to install this update on Windows Server 2012.
 

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.
 

References


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