PowerTip: Convert from UTC to my local time zone


Summary: Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Thomas Rayner, shows how write a function to convert from UTC to your local time zone.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I have a time that I’d like to convert from UTC to my local time zone. How can I do this?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer You can write your own function to do this, and use the [System.TimeZoneInfo] .NET class and associated methods to make this conversion easily. Here is an example:

function Convert-UTCtoLocal

{
param(
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[String] $UTCTime
)

$strCurrentTimeZone = (Get-WmiObject win32_timezone).StandardName
$TZ = [System.TimeZoneInfo]::FindSystemTimeZoneById($strCurrentTimeZone)
$LocalTime = [System.TimeZoneInfo]::ConvertTimeFromUtc($UTCTime, $TZ)
}

The Doctor

Comments (1)

  1. JRV says:

    Why.? That is built into the DateTime type.

    $utctime = [datetime]::Now.ToUniversalTime()
    $utctime.ToLocalTime()

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