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Changing the Keyboard Layout for the Computer and User as a whole RRS feed

  • Question


  • We use the US keyboard layout but the Language is UK.

    In this scenario, every time a student turns on the PC, the keyboard is shown as UK and the " and @ are interchanged and they cause issues amongst teachers trying to help students to log on.

    What I am really looking for is for the Windows 10 to load only US layout keyboard in logon screen [Computer Policy ? ] and when the user is logged in [User Policy ? ]

    Monday, September 16, 2019 11:06 AM

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  • You can do that using PowerShell, running on system startup:

    powershell command
    powershell Set-WinUserLanguageList -LanguageList en-US

    Have a look at this workaround too:

    https://superuser.com/questions/1146973/united-kingdom-keyboard-language-is-added-automatically

    Monday, September 16, 2019 1:34 PM
  • Hi,

    I tried that and tested it now and it still brings UK keyboard. I have saved the script and run it under computer policies startup script but no luck.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:14 AM
  • Hi,

    I tried that and tested it now and it still brings UK keyboard. I have saved the script and run it under computer policies startup script but no luck.

    Have you added SYSTEM account to the shared folder which is script is located?
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:23 AM
  • Hi,

    Yes, SYSTEM is added by default with "FULL CONTROL" permissions.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:10 AM
  • Hi,

     

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

     

    Best Regards,

    Vicky


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    Friday, September 20, 2019 12:41 AM
  • Hi Vicky,

    Yes I would need some further help as the previous solution did not work with the powershell scripts

    Monday, September 23, 2019 4:59 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for updating in the forum

    This link has specific methods for working with powershell scripts.

    Case link:How to Set the Keyboard Layout through Group Policy (GPO)

    Hope the information can be helpful.

    Regards,

    Vicky


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    Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

     

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Cynthia


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    Monday, September 30, 2019 2:47 AM
  • Error message when I click the link: The site cannot be reached.

    Romit Poladiya

    Monday, September 30, 2019 4:03 AM
  • Hello Cynthia,

    Yes I willl need further assistance, as I am still struggling to users redirect their keyboards to US only. Including the system logon screen.

    Kind regards


    Romit Poladiya

    Monday, September 30, 2019 4:04 AM
  • Hello,

    >>as I am still struggling to users redirect their keyboards to US only.

      Based on my test,we can configure registry key to change the keyboard layout.

      The specific steps are as follows:

      1.Start the registry editor  (regedit.exe)
      2.Move to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload
      3.Double click on 1 and change the number to your local layout (you could get this by looking at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload1). Click OK
      4.Close the registry editor
      5.Logoff and then on again

    The language code for the United States is as follows:



    More information please refer to the following article:How do I configure the default keyboard layout during login?


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    Hope the information can be helpful and if there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.


    Best regards,
    Cynthia

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    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:41 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

     

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

     

    Best Regards,

    Cynthia


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    Friday, October 4, 2019 9:32 AM
  • Hi,

     

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

     

    Best Regards,

    Cynthia

     


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    Monday, October 7, 2019 2:11 AM
  • Hi Cynthia,

    Thank you for your reply. I have checked and changed the configuration manually for one user. This is not working and it is going back to the UK settings.

    Also this needs to be done globally

    Monday, October 7, 2019 11:05 AM
  • Hi Romit Poladiya,

    Thank you for your update

    Cynthia's approach only works to modify the default keyboard layout.

    The method for modifying keyboard layout for a user who has logged in we should change registry value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload.

    The following link include the detailed steps to modify it using customized ADM file. Also, we can use registry preference to modify it.

    For reference:


    How to Set the Keyboard Layout through Group Policy (GPO)

    Hope this information can help you.  

    Best Regards,

    Vicky


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    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:32 AM
  • Thanks Vicky. I have. Done it and done the same for Computer Configuration. I will keep you posted if it worked out.


    Romit Poladiya

    Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:08 AM