Batch File: Display Current Time Zone Tags: Display Windows XP 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Windows 7 batch file newbie Forum enable/disable wireless networking batch file ? Forum WinXP Batch File ??? Forum Batch file Forum Batch shutdown Forum print start time of a batch file (at it's completion)? Forum Time Zone Help Forum Batch file work differently on two different Windows XP in.. Forum Batch file under Windows XP ??? Forum Batch file Xcopy without manual F Forum Batch Help - Copying Forum Batch File execution problems Forum Batch File - "Access Denied" On Windows 7? Forum Batch file command output to variable Forum chkdsk- batch file for 4 parttitions Forum How to run a batch file upon logging off Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum Batch file Xcopy without manual F Forum "Cannot Open The File" - Is This Message Driving You Crazy? Forum Windows Sytem file missing - help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !