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Language bar not showing in windows 7

We've recently upgraded from windows XP to win 7 across our domain.

Since then we no longer get the language bar appear on the task bar.

Our users are locked down quite a bit but as far as we can tell all our settings should be ok.

As I said it was working in xp so any ideas or pointers would be handy.
Cheers

Simon
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Run5kCommented:
In a default Windows 7 environment, the language bar isn't easily available.  There are a few options at your disposal to change languages and/or make the language bar appear:

Windows 7 language bar missing from taskbar

Where is the language bar in Windows 7 and how to install it?
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jcimarronCommented:
Run5k's post appeared while I was typing.  Perhaps still some value here.

WycombeAbbey--Try Control Panel |Region and Language|Keyboards and Languages tab|Change keyboards|Language bar tab|check Dock in Taskbar.

See here http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/5313-language-bar-not-showing-up.html
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WycombeAbbeyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for those but I hasnt helped.

My concern is that our problem is because we have the taskbar locked down as users with more rights can get it.

However I'm not sure which ones would release the lanaguage bar into the task bar.
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Run5kCommented:
My concern is that our problem is because we have the taskbar locked down as users with more rights can get it. ~ WycombeAbbey

If  you don't mind me asking, why is the taskbar locked down to that degree?  One of the networks that our team supports is easily the most secure environment that I have ever seen in nearly 30 years of IT support, but we don't lock down the taskbar configuration.
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WycombeAbbeyAuthor Commented:
beacause we have teachers...they cant be trusted

In all honestly its just always been like that, I've tried removing some of the settings but it doesnt seemed to have made much difference.
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Run5kCommented:
beacause we have teachers...they cant be trusted  ~ WycombeAbbey

Not to belabor the point Simon, but I don't understand why locking down the taskbar helps avoid problems with end-users who aren't trustworthy.  Nobody is suggesting giving them admin rights, but allowing them to pin items to the taskbar and turn on/off native Windows 7 toolbars isn't exactly an inherent security risk.  Again, one of our most critical networks has an extraordinary amount of security configurations, but locking down the taskbar seems rather superfluous.

In all honestly its just always been like that... ~ WycombeAbbey

If that's the case and you are dealing with legacy configurations where nobody remembers why they were set that way, this may be a golden opportunity to create a new baseline image that suits your end-user's needs much better.
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WycombeAbbeyAuthor Commented:
In the end I created my own adm file to add the language bar and the languages.
thanks for your help
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Run5kCommented:
It's good to see a viable solution, but it would have been much more ideal to address some of our previous questions:  I don't understand why locking down the taskbar helps avoid problems with end-users who aren't trustworthy, and to be perfectly honest, it doesn't sound like the author does, either.
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WycombeAbbeyAuthor Commented:
Found my own solution
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