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disable user from changing the logon screen to another language

    Question

  • For example, any user can change the default keyboard input while logged in to dvorak after adding it (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language\Language options\Input method):

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language\Advanced settings

    Override for default input method - "English (United States) - United States-Dvorak

    Then the login screen will be set at that dvorak input until another user logs in.  

    The 2nd user might be smart enough to switch keyboard inputs or not.  But then when the 2nd user logs out, the problem on the login screen goes away.


    • Edited by JS2010 Monday, April 10, 2017 5:09 PM
    Monday, April 10, 2017 3:44 PM

Answers

  • Actually, there's a group policy that fixes it:   "Disallow copying of user input methods to the system account for sign-in" under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Locale services.

    or 

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International" /f /v BlockUserInputMethodsForSignIn /t reg_dword /d 1

    Apparently this disables a feature added in Windows 8.

    Monday, April 10, 2017 10:08 PM

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  • Actually, there's a group policy that fixes it:   "Disallow copying of user input methods to the system account for sign-in" under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Locale services.

    or 

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International" /f /v BlockUserInputMethodsForSignIn /t reg_dword /d 1

    Apparently this disables a feature added in Windows 8.

    Monday, April 10, 2017 10:08 PM
  • Thanks for your studying and discovery, please mark your reply to close this case.

    GPO: Disallow copying of user input methods to the system account for sign-in. Which prevents automatic copying of user input methods to the system account for use on the sign-in screen. The user is restricted to the set of input methods that are enabled in the system account.

    If the policy is Enabled, then the user will get input methods enabled for the system account on the sign-in page.

    Hope your experience will help other users who has the same demand.

    Regards


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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:40 AM
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