Microsoft Time Zone Index Values

After following several tutorials on internet for installing MDT 2013 (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit), you’ll see when you come to the rules section of the “DeploymentShare” properties they define a TimeZone and TimeZoneName variable. Most of those tutorials using “Pacific Standard Time”, but in Europe you probably want to use another Zone, but what are the values that can be used for those two? In this post you’ll find a complete table with all the possible options.

Example of the rules:

SkipComputerName=YES
SkipDomainMembership=YES
SkipUserData=YES
SkipCapture=YES
DoCapture=NO
SkipLocaleSelection=YES
SkipTaskSequence=NO
SkipTimeZone=YES
SkipApplications=YES
SkipSummary=YES
SkipBDDWelcome=YES
TimeZone=004
TimeZoneName=Pacific Standard Time

If you need to find your specific TimeZoneName value, Windows 7 and newer have a tool called Windows Time Zone Utility which can be fired up in the command prompt with tzutil. Later on in this post you’ll find the values for the TimeZone, note to use 3 digits in the value. So “Hawaiian Standard Time” will be TimeZone=002 and not TimeZone=2.

 

Usage:
TZUTIL </? | /g | /s TimeZoneID[_dstoff] | /l>

Parameters:
    /? Displays usage information.

    /g Displays the current time zone ID.

    /s TimeZoneID[_dstoff]
       Sets the current time zone using the specified time zone ID.
       The _dstoff suffix disables Daylight Saving Time adjustments
       for the time zone (where applicable).

    /l Lists all valid time zone IDs and display names. The output will
       be:
           <display name>
           <time zone ID>

Examples:
    TZUTIL /g
    TZUTIL /s "Pacific Standard Time"
    TZUTIL /s "Pacific Standard Time_dstoff"

Remarks:
    An exit code of 0 indicates the command completed successfully.

[table id=1 /]

Source: Microsoft Time Zone Index Values.

Branko Vucinec

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Hi! I'm Branko, a Systems Engineer focused on Microsoft technologies from the Netherlands. I enjoy helping organizations with the business and people opportunities and challenges surrounding tech.

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