Display the current date and time using PowerShell

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 2 May 2013 / Last Updated on 23 June 2014]

How to find the current date and time by using Windows PowerShell.

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) on how to find the current date and time by using Windows PowerShell. Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

Question: You need to see the current date and time on your local computer. How can you use Windows PowerShell to do this?

Answer: Use the Get-Date cmdlet with no parameters. This command appears here.

Get-Date

Mitch Tulloch is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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