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Article ID: 921028 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 6.0

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SYMPTOMS

The government of Egypt announced that the winter will start one week earlier for the year 2006. This is a special change only for the year 2006. The change handles the start of the holy month of Ramadan on September 22, 2006. Accordingly, this hotfix changes the start dates and the end dates for daylight saving time (DST) for the (GMT+02:00) Cairo time zone to the following values:
  • DST starts at 23:59:59 on the last Thursday of April.
  • DST ends at 23:59:59 on the third Thursday of September.
This hotfix makes this change by modifying the registry. This hotfix is available for computers that are running Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

RESOLUTION

Microsoft Windows XP hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. 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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Egypt06.dll5.1.2600.29786,65621-Aug-200611:56x86
Egypt06.dll5.1.2600.29786,65621-Aug-200611:56x86

Windows Server 2003 service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889100/ ) How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 hotfix information

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have the original release version of Windows Server 2003 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Egypt06.dll5.2.3790.27746,65621-Aug-200612:39x86
Egypt06.dll5.2.3790.27746,65621-Aug-200612:39x86
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Egypt06.dll5.2.3790.277410,24021-Aug-200600:47x64
Egypt06.dll5.2.3790.277410,24021-Aug-200600:47x64
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Egypt06.dll5.2.3790.277414,33621-Aug-200600:47IA-64
Egypt06.dll5.2.3790.277414,33621-Aug-200600:47IA-64

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Use the Time Zone Editor tool (Tzedit.exe) to set the new DST start dates and end dates for the (GMT+02:00) Cairo time zone.

    Note The Tzedit.exe tool is included in the Windows Resource Kit.
  2. Copy the registry changes that are made by the Tzedit.exe tool to multiple client computers by using a script or by using another tool.
For more information about how to use the Tzedit.exe tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
317211  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317211/ ) How to configure daylight saving time dates for Brazil

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

To set the computer so that it automatically adjusts for DST, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type timedate.cpl, and then click OK.
  2. Click the Time Zone tab, and then use one of the following methods:
    • To set the computer so that it changes the system clock for DST, click to select the Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes check box, and then click OK.
    • To set the computer so that it does not change the system clock for DST, click to clear the Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes check box, and then click OK.
For more information about the terms that are used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824995  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824995/ ) Windows starts and ends daylight saving time incorrectly if the time zone is set to (GMT+02:00) Cairo

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
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