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Setting of the Default Locale

Posted on 2006-06-28
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During the installation of XP (and other OS's) you set various region settings like the Keyboard, Languages, etc and one of them is the "Default Location".  Unless you set this, the default location is US.

If you log onto your PC and change this from US to UK, then that registry change is only for your own profile.

Where in the registry do you set it so that any user, current or new, that logs on has its Location changed from US to UK ?
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Question by:Lyonsy
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by:Kenneniah
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In Regional and Language options in Control Panel...once you have your locale etc. set, go to the Advanced tab, and place a check in "Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile", then hit OK.
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by:Lyonsy
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Thanks for ur quick responce Kenneniah but i can already do this.
As my question stated i am after this via the registry as i dont want to log on to all computers to do this, i am after saving alot of time. (700+ machines)
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HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International\Geo "Nation"

Although changing it there won't affect existing users, so probably just easiest to use a logon script, or create a custom .adm for group policy that changes...
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\Geo "Nation".

244 is US, 242 is UK
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by:Lyonsy
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for an extra 200 do you know the code for the custom .adm?
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by:Kenneniah
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A simple one would be something like....

CLASS USER

CATEGORY "Control Panel\International\Geo"
KEYNAME "Control Panel\International\Geo"

 POLICY "Nation"
  PART "Nation"
  EDITTEXT
  DEFAULT "242"
  VALUENAME "Nation"
  END PART
 END POLICY

END CATEGORY
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by:Kenneniah
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Of course that can always be changed to have a drop down list, or checkboxes etc., but as long as you know the numbers, a simple EDITTEXT works and is easy.

Also for future use, for quick creation of simple adm files, I use Regtoadm from http://yizhar.mvps.org/.
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by:Lyonsy
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thanks a lot for that, err i have one minor problem how can i assign you the extra points??
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by:Kenneniah
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Don't worry about the points :)
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