UK locale as default please?

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a Windows 2000 Server and any new user who is created on the server or who logs in over TS gets a U.S. locale. This affects their date format which causes problems. We want a UK locale every time.

I created a new local user and set it to UK locale in Control Panel and changed all the registry settings in hkcu\control panel\international to UK settings. Then I renamed the new users' profile to Default User and created another user. I was expecting the server to now use the default profile with UK settings but it went back to US for the new user.

How can I set the server to use UK every time instead of US?

Question by:clearchannel
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    Expert Comment

    Log on as admin. Start Control Panel -> regional and language options.
    Make the necessary changes.
    Before closing the Regional setting applet, select the tab "Advanced"
    and tick "Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile"

    Hope it helps

    Author Comment

    Hi mpfister, thanks for you comment. Unfortunately I don't see that tab, only a "Set as default" button. I tried that but new users are still being created with US settings.
    LVL 28

    Expert Comment

    Ah, sorry, this is from a Win 2003 server. I have no Windows 2000 server here but look at the "General" tab, click on the the "Advanced..." button, it should be there.
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi Clearchannel

    The Input Locales has this effect on alot of machines regional settings, please follow these steps
    Click Start
    Click Control Panel
    Double Click Regional Options
    Select English (United Kingdom) under Your locale (location): field
    Click Apply
    Click Set default...
    Select Input Locales Tab
    Click Add...
    Select English (United Kingdom) - Input Locale
    Select United Kingdom - Keyboard layout/IME - (should already be set)
    Click OK
    Select English (United States) - Installed input locales
    Click Remove
    Click Apply
    Select English (United Kingdom)
    Click Set as Default
    Click Apply - OK

    Hope that helps.


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