Setting Time Zone

While you need administrative privileges to adjust time and date on your computer, each user can change the time zone, i.e. when you travel. PowerShell 5 comes with a very simple family of cmdlets to manage time zones. First, check out your current setting:

 
PS> Get-TimeZone


Id                         : W. Europe Standard Time
DisplayName                : (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rom, Stockholm, Wien
StandardName               : Mitteleuropäische Zeit
DaylightName               : Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit
BaseUtcOffset              : 01:00:00
SupportsDaylightSavingTime : True
 

Next, try and change the time zone. The line below opens a window with the names of all available time zones:

 
PS> Get-TimeZone -ListAvailable | Out-GridView
 

Once you know the official ID of the time zone you want to set, use Set-TimeZone:.

 
PS> Set-TimeZone -Id 'Chatham Islands Standard Time' 

PS> Get-Date

Samstag, 27. Mai 2017 18:32:53



PS> Set-TimeZone -Id 'W. Europe Standard Time'

PS> Get-Date

Samstag, 27. Mai 2017 07:48:02 
 

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