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2014 - Morocco Ramadan DST changes - Easy fix solutions

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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.
Resolution

Transition from DST (June 28, 2014)

A supported easy fix solution is now available from Microsoft to enable the first transition to DST on June 28, 2014. You can download the easy fix solution by clicking the one of the following Download buttons, 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 easy fix solution.



For Windows RT, please apply the following easy fix solution.



To observe the change, you have to install the easy fix solution before June 28, 2014.

After you install this easy fix 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 easy fix 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 easy fix 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 easy fix solution.



For Windows RT, please apply the following easy fix solution.



After you install this easy fix 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 easy fix solutions.
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Article ID: 2974661 - Last Review: 12/16/2015 08:33:00 - Revision: 6.0

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