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How To Remotely Check the Time Zone on Windows NT

This article was previously published under Q207563

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
The instructions below will describe how to remotely verify what time zone a computer running Windows NT is in without the use of API calls.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Follow these steps to verify the time zone:
  1. Use Regedt32 and remotely connect to the registry on the computer you want to check.
  2. Look at the value of in the following key:
          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control      \TimeZoneInformation\StandardName						

    You will see the time zone listed, for example, Pacific Standard Time.

Article ID: 207563 - Last Review: 11/01/2006 05:56:06 - Revision: 1.3

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