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Microsoft KB Archive/924852

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Article ID: 924852

Article Last Modified on 2/13/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition



Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry


INTRODUCTION

This article describes how the Regional and Language Options settings in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 are applied. Some of the settings vary from user profile to user profile. Other settings are computer wide. This article also discusses the effects of configuring the Regional and Language Options settings during Windows Setup.

MORE INFORMATION

The Regional and Language Options settings are located in Control Panel on a Windows Server 2003-based computer.

Regional options settings

The Regional Options tab contains the following settings:

  • Standards and formats

These are user-specific settings and are stored as part of the user profile.

  • Location

This is a user-specific setting and is stored as part of the user profile.

Language settings

The Languages tab contains the following settings:

  • Default input language

This is a user-specific setting and is stored as part of the user profile.

  • Installed services

This is a computer-wide setting.

Note To access these language settings, click Details in Text services and input languages.

Advanced settings

The Advanced tab contains the following settings:

  • Language for non-Unicode programs

This is a computer-wide setting.

  • Default user account settings

Click to select the Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile check box to apply changes to the default user profile.

When you configure "Regional and Language Options" during Windows Setup

You are prompted to configure Regional and Language Options during Windows Setup. Computer-wide settings affect all users who log on to the system. User-specific settings affect only the default user profile. New user profiles inherit the user-specific settings that you specified during Setup.

You can change the user-specific settings for the default user profile by selecting the Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile check box on the Advanced tab.

Alternatively, you can customize the default user profile. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

325364 How to create a custom default user profile in the Windows Server 2003 family


Considerations for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

The first time that a user uses a Remote Desktop Connection to log on to a server that has Terminal Server enabled, a new profile is created. The new profile inherits the Regional and Language Options settings from the default user profile. The profile may be local to the terminal server or may reside on a network share. However, the Default input language setting is obtained from the client computer that initiated the Remote Desktop Connection.

For more information about how to obtain the default user profile from the network, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

To change the default behavior to obtain the Default input language setting from the default user profile, you must set a registry entry value on the terminal server. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the terminal server, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry information:

    Value name: IgnoreRemoteKeyboardLayout
    Data type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 1

When the IgnoreRemoteKeyboardLayout entry is set to 1, new user profiles inherit the Default input language setting from the default user profile that the user account uses.

Note This registry entry may not work if you are not running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

842136 The IgnoreRemoteKeyboardLayout registry entry has no effect in Windows Server 2003



824721 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 list of updates


Existing user profiles

If a user profile already exists, the Regional and Language Options settings in the existing user profile are applied to new users.


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