How do I set the Phone and Modem settings in Windows 7 using SCCM 2007

I need to make some settings in the Phone and Modem options in the control panel in Windows 7. Can I do it using SCCM 2007. If so, how?
JYBejeshAsked:
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MarkieSCommented:
Hi again,

(I'll answer this assuming it's linked to your previous post)

The phone and modem options are held in the registry.  On a test machine - Take a snapshot (Export) of the registry before you make the changes.  Make the change in Control panel.  Take a snapshot (Export) of the registry again.  Then compare the two reg files to see where your differences lie.  A 3rd party comparison software may be handy here.

You can then either make a reg file up that just contains these registry entries and run the SCCM Task Sequence to push the "regedit.exe /s whatever.reg"

or create an ADM file to add in to Group policy.  You can than use Group policy to make your changes.

cheers
MarkieS
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JYBejeshAuthor Commented:
Hi again..
Do you know of any third party comparison softwares that you can suggest?

Thanks again :)

cheers,
Bejesh
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SBallayCommented:
I believe that SCCM is used for Monitoring.  Your best bet will be doing it through Group Policy.  What is it exactly that your trying to achieve.
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JYBejeshAuthor Commented:
Hi..

I need to set the country to Germany in the phone and modem options for all my users in the Frankfurt office. Is there a setting that is already existing in GPO?

Thanks,
Bejesh
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MarkieSCommented:
@SBallay - Hi,   SCOM is used for monitoring - SCCM is used for Infrastructure Client OS deployment, update and maintenance

@Bejesh - I use BeyondCompare.  It is cheap but paid for.  I dont know of any free comparison software off the top of my head.  Personally I would go down the ADM Group policy route...  Give me an hour and I'll try to bang together some sort of Modem ADM template you can play with  based on Country to Gernamy in Phone options.

If you will be doing alot of Registry changes, tweaks etc it's worth getting your head into ADM templates.

cheers
MarkieS
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SBallayCommented:
I dont believe so, but I think it may be able to be done through GP preference.  Its either that or you will have to do it through the registry.

Why do you want to do this? is it to ensure correct dialing?  If so if your machines are regionally set to Germany, it should set the dialing preferences as default to germany if that makes sense
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JYBejeshAuthor Commented:
@MarkieS, thanks.. I would appreciate your help with the template. I dont have much registry changes. Its just this.

@SBallay, I need to set the laptop to be in UK english unfortunately...

Cheers,
Bejesh
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MarkieSCommented:
I have attached a VERY dirty ADM template.  To use it
- download the attached file to modem.txt
- rename it modem.adm
- start a Group policy console on a Domain Controller.
- Create a new Group policy object
- Expand computer configuration and Administrative Templates
- right-click Administrative Templates and Add/Remove Templates
- click on Add and browse to the modem.adm file and Add it
- Close the dialog box

- Rightclick on Administrative Templates again and select View - Filtering - uncheck the tickbox "Only show policy settings that can be fully managed"

In your Group policy Object you will now see under Administrative templates the entry for registry part we are interested in.
Under this is a Location3 setting - edit this and you can set Location3 to be whatever you need

This can then be deployed like any other Group policy

This is VERY rough and ready and alot mre could be done to make it pretty but it should head you in the right direction
cheers
MarkieS
modem.txt
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JYBejeshAuthor Commented:
Thanks MarkieS,

I will try and let you know...

Cheers!
Bejesh
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JYBejeshAuthor Commented:
Hi MarkieS,
I need to do this via SCCM, so I am looking at the option of buying Beyond Compare and finding out the registry setting required to change this.
Would you be able to find out for me the specific registry setting that needs to be modified for setting the country as Germany and the code as 49 in the phone and modem settings?

Thanks again for your help..

Cheers,
Bejesh
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MarkieSCommented:
Hi,

These are the reg keys that got added when I setup a new Telephone location...  

good luck

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Telephony\Locations\Location3]
"Country"=dword:00000031
"Flags"=dword:00000001
"Name"="Germany"
"AreaCode"="49"
"DisableCallWaiting"=""
"LongDistanceCarrierCode"=""
"InternationalCarrierCode"=""
"LongDistanceAccess"=""
"OutsideAccess"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Telephony\Locations\Location3\AreaCodeRules]

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JYBejeshAuthor Commented:
Dear Markie,

This is exactly what I needed. Many thanks for this.

Cheers!
Bejesh
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