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Disclaimer: The information in this document is written in response to an announcement by the government of Paraguay about changes in the daylight saving time for the year of 2013.
The steps provided in this bulletin were created to mitigate the impacts that the daylight saving time changes will cause for customers in Paraguay. These are the impacts primarily anticipated at the time this document was written, and the effects that customers may face are not restricted to them.
The suggested actions on this document might receive additional testing. The information described in this document may change without notice.
In addition, customers should be aware that further guidance may be provided at any time by Microsoft.
Special notes: The official decree changing the DST dates in Paraguay is published by the government on the following site: http://www.ande.gov.py/interna.php?id=1075
The government of Paraguay announced that for the 2013 DST period will be reduced. With this, DST will end on March 23rd, 2013 at 23:59:59. This means that clocks will backward 1 hour 3 weeks before the original date.
Since the new date published by the government is different from what was defined in the previous years, Windows-based computers will not correctly interpret the time that is related to the transition to daylight savings time.
In addition to Microsoft products, other software, OS releases and hardware (phones, routers, switches and managed devices) may require updates and/or changes.
Our teams at Microsoft have taken several steps to alert customers and partners about the changes in Paraguay.
Microsoft has released hotfix KB2829069 that covers all supported operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
For Enterprise customers that are using WSUS and SCCM, we encourage them to start using the Catalog option as it will help to deploy this hotfix on their systems. Catalog option can be used visiting link http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx This option is only available for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
Catalog option is not going to be available for this specific hotfix as we previously announced, we apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Customer needs to follow the steps described on KB931667 to update Outlook calendar. Also, you can refer to the following article http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst “Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center”.
941018 How to address daylight saving time by using the Exchange Calendar Update Tool http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;941018
934001 A troubleshooting guide to the Exchange Calendar Update Tool (Msextmz.exe) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;934001
931667 How to address time zone changes by using the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;931667
943390 Some Outlook calendar items are rebased incorrectly when you use the Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool to adjust for daylight saving time changes in certain time zones http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;943390