Batch File: Display Current Time Zone Tags: Windows XP Displays Last response: October 6, 2011 9:08 PM in Windows XP Share draxsath January 24, 2009 7:14:28 PM I'm writing a complex batch file and i require one of the variables in the file to be what the current time zone of the machine is set to. so far i have: Quote:reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\TimeZoneInformation /v standardname | FIND "REG_SZ" This returns: Quote: standardname REG_SZ Eastern Standard Time All I need is the last part: "Eastern Standard Time" put into a variable. I'm totally stuck, anyone know how to do this? I know to change the time zone you do: Quote:RunDLL32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,/Z Eastern Standard Time but i don't need to change it, i need to know what it's set at currently. More about : batch file display current time zone Snertly October 6, 2011 9:08:19 PM Better late than never? Anyhoo, wrap a for statement around your reg query to parse the output of the reg query for the part you want. (all on one line) for /f "skip=4 tokens=2*" %a in ('reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation /v standardname') do echo %b note: skip=4 if for XP, =2 for Win2K3 double percents (%%) if it's in a batch file echo %b can be replaced by most any valid statement m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Batch file, change filename with system date and time infor Forum How to install a drivers using a batch file on 300 machines at a time Forum print start time of a batch file (at it's completion)? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !