Display the current date and time using 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.


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

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