How to Use TZUtil to Set or Display Time Zone

  1. Click on Start -> All Programs -> Accessories, and click on Command Prompt, or simply type Cmd in Start Search and hit Enter.
  2. Use the following TZUtil syntax to construct the command:TZUTIL <? | /g | /s TimeZoneID[_dstoff] | /l>

    Parameters available is /? (displays usage information), /g (displays the current time zone ID), /s (sets the current time zone using the specified time zone ID, with the _dstoff suffix disables Daylight Saving Time adjustments for the time zone), and /l (lists all valid time zone IDs and display names).

    For example:

    TZUTIL /g
    TZUTIL /s “Pacific Standard Time”
    TZUTIL /s “Pacific Standard Time_dstoff”
    TZUTIL /s “GMT Standard Time”

    The last command will set the PC time zone to Greenwich Meridian Standard Time (GMT or UTC).

    Tip: To get a list of available time zone IDs, type TZUTIL /l. – would have been nice in XP!

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