Egypt Daylight Saving Time 2014


In response to Egypt’s government announcement regarding the summer Daylight saving that will start on 15th of May 2014 by adding 1 hour Except for the holy month of Ramadan, Microsoft has released a Fix to automatically adjust the computer’s clocks.


The daylight saving time start on midnight of May 15th at exactly 11:59:59 PM, without applying the fix your users will face problems with Active Directory and Exchange Servers besides having their calendars off by one hour.

to avoid this you need to apply the fix provided by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2967990 using Microsoft SCCM or a Startup group Policy.

Make Sure that you have the latest Windows Cumulative Update for your time zone and DST installed before running this fix-it solution. To find the latest update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2904266

Please note that All Microsoft Outlook calendar entries for meetings and appointments between the 15th of May and 27th of June, 2014 will be shifted by 1 hour. This will happen because the previous DST settings were in place during adding these calendar
entries (previous DST settings are currently inapplicable). It is recommended that  you recheck all calendar entries for the above mentioned period.

Good Luck Egypt’s Administrators 🙂


8 thoughts on “Egypt Daylight Saving Time 2014

  1. Exchange server is located in remote region. some users are accessing via OWA. how to update patch for exchange servers

    • @David .. the process of applying the patch is simple , it is a straight forward install , the question is , what is the current time zone for the remote server , and what about the users who are using this server, are they located in egypt ? the point is to adjust the server’s time to match the current time in egypt which is pushing it forward by 1 hour.

  2. Server is located in kenya. North africa and gulf users are accessing mailbox via OWA. though i applied the patch in the server, Still owa time zone for egypt users are not updated

    • Take a sample user, go to All options in the upper right of your OWA interface, under settings go to the Regional tap , is the current Time Zone for this user set to Cairo +2 ? , also Login to the Server , is the time correctly displayed ? the Check box for “Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time” under the Clock configuration should be checked.

  3. yes, all the settings are correct. but for OWA is still showing the old time

  4. i think it will need a restart 🙂

    one Q , now if i changed the time zone in the outlook to +3 is this will fix the calendar problem ?
    did Microsoft released a hot-fix for something like this ?

    • @Shady, no it doesn’t require a restart, if it’s not applied immediately please remove the check box for automatically adjusting time and check it again. 🙂 it should work. And yes a +3 time zone would do it, but it’s not the right way to solve it, specially u r going to need to revert it during Ramadan and then adjust it again afterwards, unfortunately Microsoft didnot have time to apply the fix on calendar items that were created previous to this period.

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