TZUtil: Hidden Secret Command Line Utility to Change Time Zone in Windows 7
Recently we told you about a secret hidden command "powercfg -ENERGY" in Windows 7 which can be used to generate a detailed report about power management.
Here is another hidden secret command line utility which is only available for Windows 7 users.
"tzutil.exe" is a command line utility introduced in Windows 7 which can be used to change Time Zone or to get the current time zone information. To use this command:
1. Click on "Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories" and open "Command Prompt".
2. Now provide any of following commands:
tzutil /g (To know current time zone)
tzutil /l (To get a list of all available time zones)
tzutil /s time_zone_ID (To change time zone)
Here in 3rd command, time_zone_ID is the new time zone which you want to set. Fox example, if you want to set the time zone to "Pacific Standard Time", then the command would be:
tzutil /s "Pacific Standard Time"
This command line utility might become very useful for system administrators. You can create scripts to automate the task.
Posted in: Windows 7
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