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2008 R2 Terminal Server MUI - How to prompt for language selection at 1st login?

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I'm currently setting up a Terminal Server (2008 R2 Session Host). I've installed the 2008 R2/Office 2010 Language Packs. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prompt for language selection the 1st time a user logs into the server? I'm thinking I can use the Run-Once key, but not really sure what to put in here. I did notice tha after I syspreped the server (to configure the default profile), I was prompted with a nice little language selection dialogue. I've got 3 languaages for the users to select from - English, Slovak, and Spanish.
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Cláudio Rodrigues earned 500 total points
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The language is controlled by a registry key (as you can see on the ADM(X) templates, it is under Control Panel | Regional Settings from what I remember).
So if you do want to choose that path (what I prefer not to, as setting it by Group Policy based on Group membership seems better to me IMHO), you can easily write a small GUI using AutoIT (freeware) that will allow the user to select the language, set it in the registry and log him off (as the language will kick in the next logon), showing a message explaining that.
Start reading here:
http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/guiref/GUIRef.htm

This for sure will do the trick.

Cláudio Rodrigues
Microsoft MVP - Remote Desktop Services
Citrix CTP
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Thanks for the tip!
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