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How to convert date/time attributes in Active Directory to standard time format
Article ID: 555936 - View products that this article applies to.
This article describes how attributes containing a date/time value can be converted to standard meaningful date/time formats.
The Active Directory stores date/time values as the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since the 0 hour on January 1, 1601 till the date/time that is being stored. The time is always stored in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the Active Directory. Some examples of Active Directory attributes that store date/time values are LastLogon, LastLogonTimestamp and LastPwdSet. In order to obtain the date/time value stored in these attributes into a standard format, some conversion is required. This article describes how this conversion can be done.
w32tm.exe /ntte 128271382742968750
148462 05:57:54.2968750 - 6/24/2007 8:57:54 AM (local time)
on a computer that is in a time zone three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +3:00). Notice that the first half of the output displays the time in GMT (05:57:54) and then converts it by adding the Time Zone Offset (8:57:54).
Article ID: 555936 - Last Review: July 9, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
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