Solved

Regional settings with an Unattended NT 4 WS install

Posted on 1998-07-31
11
247 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
With reference to Q177669

We are performing an unattended NT 4 WS install which we will roll out to a lot of users. On it's completion
we get the US regional settings and we wish to have UK. The Q number stated above gives the method to
change the regional settings for the logged on user but not for the default user, so that the changes apply
to anyone who logs on.

Anyone now how we can do this, or apply changes to the procedure in the Q article, to get this to work.

Regards,
0
Comment
Question by:colski
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:sstew
ID: 1770272
We used a sysdiff package to apply these changes. Create the sysdiff package, put it in $oem$\$$\Diff, then apply it during the build from the cmdlines.txt file.
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 1770273
The key for the unattend.txt is:

[Unattended]
KeyboardLayout = "UK"

{GuiUnattended]
TimeZone = "(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time; Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Lisbon"



Or you may patch the registry:

HKU\.Default\KeyboarLayout\Preload\1  REG_SZ 00000407

where 407 is for US, 809 for UK

Hope this helps.
0
 

Author Comment

by:colski
ID: 1770274
Sstew,
This is the Q177669  answer.

Ideally we are looking for something different.
ie. that we can do after the install that will apply to everyone


0
Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

You are probably backing up your data—but how and where? Ransomware is on the rise and there are variants that specifically target backups. Read on to discover why off-site is the way to go.

 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 1770275
colski, have you checked out my suggestion?
0
 

Author Comment

by:colski
ID: 1770276
Ahoffmann,
Will hopefully get to try this today, although have a busy day ahead, Mon....
Thks,
Colski

0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:schmiegu
ID: 1770277
It seems, you didn't understand the Default User: everybody logging on at the workstation gets a copy of Default User, except he has a roaming profile stored on a server. So the changes applied to Default User will apply to everybody logging on too.
Copying the created ntuser.dat over that in %systemroot%\profiles\defaultuser creates the new Default User profile.
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 1770278
schmiegu, the default user is used after a succesfull login; so the login screen still have the wrong settings.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:schmiegu
ID: 1770279
ahoffmann, that's right. It seems, it was me, who misunderstood the problem.

0
 

Author Comment

by:colski
ID: 1770280
I have checked out the ahoffmann comment.

The test you suggest for the unattend.txt is already there,
but the install still reverts to the US local settings which affect more than just the Keyboard (print settings (letter and not A4) def dictionaries etc.).

It looks like we will have to follow the Q number and arrange to copy a preconfigured NTUSER.DAT to default user.

If there is no more on this I will close the call in a couple of days.

Thanks to all who have contributed
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:schmiegu
ID: 1770281
I don't know, if there is an UK-version of NT. If yes, buy this.It's the only way to get UK regional settings by unattended setup.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
phillydee earned 200 total points
ID: 1770282
I would put the following registry entries in at the end of the unattended install if I was still having a problem.

The entries are inserted into the .Default portion of the registry which governs the settings for new users.

If you wanted to apply this to everyone regardless of how many times they had logged in, change the beginning to HKey Current User, make it a reg file and then put the following command in the Run seciton of HKey Local machine.

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International]
"Locale"="00000809"
"sLanguage"="ENG"
"sCountry"="United Kingdom"
"iCountry"="44"
"sList"=","
"iMeasure"="0"
"sDecimal"="."
"sThousand"=","
"iDigits"="2"
"iLZero"="1"
"sCurrency"="£"
"iCurrDigits"="2"
"iCurrency"="0"
"iNegCurr"="1"
"sDate"="/"
"sTime"=":"
"sShortDate"="dd/MM/yyyy"
"sLongDate"="dd MMMM yyyy"
"iDate"="1"
"iTime"="1"
"iTLZero"="1"
"s1159"=""
"s2359"=""

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International\Sorting Order]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload]
"1"="00000809"

Hope this helps

0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
A small collection of useful tips and tricks for Windows 10 users that I decided to write as a result of recent questions that were asked and answered at Experts Exchange. Two short video tutorials included. Enjoy..
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question