FIM SSPR Client - Chinese Language Pack - Selected Keyboard Language Ignored RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're currently deploying the FIM 2010 R2 SP1 SSPR client and Chinese Language Pack to our Asia Pacific users. We have had several of our test users report that the currently selected keyboard language, they have the option of switching between English and Chinese Traditional, is ignored and defaults to English when entering challenge question answers.

    The Chinese Traditional Language Pack is installed and matches the Server Side language packs version. End users have no problem registering and resetting their passwords, via the web portals, in Chinese, but when using the SSPR client the Keyboard Language always defaults to English and there seems to be no way to force the Chinese keyboard character set to be enforced.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:59 AM

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  • After working with the Microsoft Support Engineer it appears the Chinese Character set is a problem with the SSPR Client.

    When using the Chinese language it is consider a double-byte language, which uses the IME.             

    Since the keyboard uses the IME for data entry, the IME can't be loaded with the FIM Credential Provider extension because:
    1. The IME's only available in the first thread of the logon screen
    2. The FIM Credential provider extension doesn't exist in that first thread

    We can use other languages because they do not use the IME.  

    Friday, March 14, 2014 3:10 PM