Regional Settings/Date Format Windows 7 GPO

Hi Experts,

Can you please assist me with the following, I need to change the default language to English New Zealand on our windows 7 domain computers, I also need to set the date format to DD/MM/YYYY, can I do this via GPO, I've read you need to create a custom ADM, how do you do this? Running windows server 2003, I've installed RSAT on my windows 7 machine and administering GPO's that way, please advise
Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAsked:
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BelushiLomaxCommented:
Use a free tool whatchanged, or Google to find the keys that need to be set and how. Those can be deployed in 03 with a custom ADM or my preference, a VB script.

Server 08 and Group Policy Preferences would achieve this with registry prefs. Definitely consider upping to 08 as it has so many more functions available that have to be scripted in 03.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You can use this option to change those settings:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754496.aspx
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Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
@dariusg; your suggestion is applicable to server 2k8, I'm running server 2k3
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You are running Windows 7, right? If you have RSAT installed on Windows 7 you should be able to deploy these same GPOs.
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Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
I've tried that yes, but just doesn't work?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
What doesn't work? How do you know it doesn't work?

Have you run gpresult? Does it work on Windows 7 machine?
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Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
the policy doesn't apply/filter down to a windows 7 machine, gpresult on the machine doesn't show any reference to the policy as well
no errors in event logs?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Where are you applying the policy? To the whole domain or to an OU?
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Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
to a specific OU at this stage,
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Darius GhassemCommented:
What is within this OU? Does the OU contain the User and Computer account you are using?
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Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
other policies being applied to that OU works fine, - FYI
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Darius GhassemCommented:
That's fine but I want to make sure we are applying to the proper computer and user objects some GPOs will you apply to computer and others to user accounts. Even if the GPO does not apply you should see the GPO within the list and tell you the reason why it is not applying.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Make sure you have the client side extensions installed on Windows XP and Windows 2003 servers if you want these polices to apply to these systems

http://globalknowledgeblog.com/technology/microsoft/how-to-support-windows-7-group-policy-settings-using-only-windows-server-2003-domain-controllers/

Client side extensions information http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943729
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Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks, this solved my issue
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