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Dear All,

We are using windows server 2012 & also GP is configured in my organization.  the language by default is US -English. I want to add arabic . How can i add arabic language to all the users by group policy.  

In some computers there are 4 or five users. I cannot go & enable arabic option for each & every users .  Is there any settings in group policy where we can add the language for the users.

Please help

JCT
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by:Aditya Arora
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Hello,

you can do it through below link by changing the GP registry, Change the registry setting for the GPO.

http://www.404techsupport.com/2010/04/adding-languages-to-windows-language-bar-through-the-registry/
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Hi,

In group policy which option i have to select. Computer or user configuration. I just want to add the additional arabic language. When users press ALT+SHIFT they can change the language.

Please help.

JCT
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Hi,

Can you please explain . I am getting little bit confused

JCT
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Dear All,


Please help. Steps shown in the above mentioned link is not working.

Regards,

JCT
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hello,

Step 1  open a notepad and save the below code as .adm file ( replace Danish (Standard) and valueon 00000406 with your required language

*********************************************

CLASS USER

CATEGORY “Keyboard Layout”
POLICY “Keyboard Layout”
KEYNAME “Keyboard Layout\preload”
PART “Dutch (US-International)” CHECKBOX
VALUENAME “1¿          ; This will become the default keyboard ;
VALUEON “00000413¿
VALUEOFF “00000000¿
ACTIONLISTON
KEYNAME “Keyboard Layout\Substitutes”
VALUENAME “00000413¿      ; Substitute Dutch keyboard layout ;
VALUE “00020409¿           ; for US-International ;
END ACTIONLISTON
ACTIONLISTOFF
KEYNAME “Keyboard Layout\Substitutes”
VALUENAME “00000413¿
VALUE “00000000¿
END ACTIONLISTOFF
END PART

PART “Danish (Standard)” CHECKBOX     ; Standard Danish keyboard ;
VALUENAME “2¿
VALUEON “00000406¿
VALUEOFF “00000000¿
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY

**********************************************


Save the above code as keyboard.adm file into the folder C:Windows\inf on the server

Step 2: Create and link a new GPO (call it something like “Keyboard Layout”)

Step 3: Edit the Keyboard Layout GPO

Step 4: In the Group Policy Editor Window; under User Configuration, right click Administrative Templates and choose Add Template

Step 5: select the keyboard.adm template and click OK until you are returned to the Group Policy Editor window

Step 6: with Templates still selected on the left hand side, select view from the toolbar, and filtering

Step 7: make sure the bottom 2 tick boxes (“only show configured policy settings” and “only show policy settings that can be fully managed”) are un-ticked

Step 8: Browse to the following setting (using the view on the left hand side) User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Custom Settings > Keyboard Layout

Step 9: Enable the policy setting listed on the right hand side (“Set UK Keyboard Layout”)
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