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How to Deploy Asian IME Languages Via GPO RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all,

    We have recently been experiencing issues with our custom images where sysprep is removing input (keyboard) languages from the reference image on deployment. We usually installed the languages through Settings > Time & language > Language > Add a language, then we would use a third-party app called DefProf that would copy the settings on the setup account to the Default Profile which would carry over to any user who would log into the computer, since our image requirements include that we do not ask the users to manually add the languages through the Settings app as we block them from accessing it. This used to include the languages installed (using the method above) but it stopped working recently after updating the reference image with the September Security updates.

    We have tried multiple methods to get the languages to copy over to the new accounts, including using a PowerShell script at logon to add the languages through Set-WinUserLanguageList, adding Registry keys to the HKCU\Keyboard Layout\Preload hive, and trying to use GPO to deploy Registry keys to the Default Profile on the computer. Each of these methods fail to add four specific languages: 1) Chinese (Simplified), 2) Chinese (Traditional), 3) Japanese, 4) Korean. The one thing that we can tell is similar between the languages is that they all show up as IME input types. All other languages, including languages like Cambodian, German, French, Thai, and Vietnamese, work just fine and show up being deployed through GPO.

    Has anyone been able to deploy these 4 Asian languages via GPO? Or even through the Registry?

    Thanks.


    Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:18 PM

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  • Hi,

    I found a case that similar with yours but I haven’t try it.

    Here is link for your reference

    https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/19704-enabling-chinese-keyboard-via-group-policy

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Roger



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    Friday, October 5, 2018 7:17 AM
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  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Roger

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    Monday, October 8, 2018 1:32 AM
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  • Hi Roger,

    We will attempt to use this method and see if it works for us. We will be in touch if it doesn't.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 3:05 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for replying.

    If you have any updates during this process, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Roger

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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:15 PM
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  • Roger,

    Your recommended method did not work, unfortunately.

    We ended up just deploying the keyboard languages that didn't break during deployment through GPO and then having some technicians manually add the 4 Asian languages that break everytime they are deployed through GPO (Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean). This is the only way we have been able to automate the process.

    If anyone has any other ideas about automating this process, please chime in!


    • Edited by camlen92 Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:54 PM
    Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:53 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for replying.

    I found some relevant resources for your reference.

    Hoping that would help you.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/59a51d63-ba7f-470e-926c-4c2017a9851b/chinese-keyboard-gp-does-not-work-for-nonadmin-domain-users?forum=winserverGP

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6281.how-to-set-the-keyboard-layout-through-group-policy-gpo.aspx

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/e9be96ba-d16a-446d-bb33-d36b0198bd4b/add-second-language-keyboard-via-group-policy?forum=winserverGP

    Best regards,

    Roger


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    Friday, October 19, 2018 2:40 AM
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