Fiji announced on October 20, 2014 that the country's new daylight saving time (DST) schedule will start on November 2, 2014 and end on January 18, 2015. Windows currently has a DST start date of October 26 for the Fiji time zone. A hotfix is now available to adjust the DST settings for the Fiji time zone to the correct values.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
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For more information about the most recent DST cumulative update for August 2013, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2981580 August 2014 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers, or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:
To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
You may have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any previous hotfixes.
To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
For more information about this DST change for the Fiji time zone, go to the following Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog article: