How to configure 24 time on a windows 2003 server

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How to configure 24 time on a windows 2003 server.  Looking for a permanent registry change for 24 hour time, so end user cannot change via control panel reginal / time settings.
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you may be able to force by group policy I will check on this
.  To do this locally you can go to regional settings and use HH:mm:ss from the drop down.

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Thanks, but does not tell me how to change reginal settings for server 2003 via group policy
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here you go.  Just did it from these instructions  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754020.aspx
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I do not ha ve server 2008, so do not have this oprion.  2003
R2
use below to create a .reg file and add to logon script

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International]

"sShortTime"="HH:mm"
"sTimeFormat"="HH:mm:ss"
add these two lines to your login script

REG add "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v sShortime /t REG_SZ /d "HH:mm" /f
REG add "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v sTimeFormat /t REG_SZ /d "HH:mm" /f

good luck.

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Thanks

I created a .adm file and added as template for group policy.  Worked fine.  Thanks for all of your help.

CLASS USER

CATEGORY !!RegionalSettings
      KEYNAME "Control Panel\International"
      
      POLICY !!TimeFormat
            PART !!TimeFormatDesc      DROPDOWNLIST
            VALUENAME sTimeFormat
            ITEMLIST
                  NAME !!12Hour VALUE "h:mm:as tt" DEFAULT
                  NAME !!24Hour VALUE "HH:mm:ss"
            END ITEMLIST
            END PART
      END POLICY
END CATEGORY      ; RegionalSettings


[strings]
RegionalSettings="Regional Settings"
TimeFormat="Time Format"
TimeFormatDesc="Select time format to use:"
12Hour="12 Hour clock"
24Hour="24 Hour clock"
Glad to help!

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Good answer.

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