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run numlock on in group policy

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is there anyway to turn numlock on in group policy so that numlock is on at logon?
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'xp_numlock_on.vbs - Sets Numlock to on at system boot.
'© Doug Knox - 10/09/2001

Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next

'Declare variables
Dim WSHShell, MyBox, p, p1, q1, t, itemtype
Dim jobfunc

'Set the Windows Script Host Shell and assign values to variables
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
p = "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators"
p1 = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators"
itemtype = "REG_DWORD"
q1 = 2

'Describe the funtion of the script for a dialog box

jobfunc = "NumLock will be on at boot up."

'This section writes the correct values to the Registry

WSHShell.RegWrite p, q1
WSHShell.RegWrite p1, q1

t = "Confirmation"
MyBox = MsgBox (jobfunc, 4096, t)
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Sorry I should have explained. This is a VBS script. You would use that in your client login script.
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Also another note, this will also set the client to always have numlock on because it's setting a registery key. Run once is all it needs.
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This will work better if you don't want a registery hack. Still used in a VBS script though:

set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"
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by:bjv211
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i'm not familiar with vbs, do i just drop this in a notepad and save as vbs and run as startupscript?
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Yes, exactly.
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