troubleshooting Question

Time zone time

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My local machine is setin 'Eastern Standard Time' time zone. The value of serverTime DateTime variable is  assigned as "8/18/2014 4:10:30 PM". I have following code to convert 'Eastern Standard Time' to UTC time.

TimeZone ServerZone = TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone;
DateTime ServerUtcTime = ServerZone.ToUniversalTime(serverTime);

ServerUtcTime value is "8/18/2014 8:10:30 PM". My queation is that why ServerUtcTime value is not "8/18/2014 9:10:30 PM", as ''Eastern Standard Time" time Offset hours to UTC is -5, which means ''Eastern Standard Time" is 5 hours behind UTC. ServerUtcTime value should be "8/18/2014 9:10:30 PM", right? As those C# TimeZone functions already considered the summer saving time.

Or should I call some other function so that saving time will be counted in? I appreciate any help.
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Miguel Oz
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