I have created a virtual machine which was installed within a German OU in Active Directory. This OU has special configuration for location and keyboard layout. I want to change the default keyboard layout from German to English when I login on the system. My keyboard layout is English (QWERTY) and the German uses QWERTZ with different characters.
Windows XP logo with DE keyboard flag
To do that, login as Administrator and start RegEdit.exe. Browse then to:
Change REG_SZ names 1 to the Keyboard layout you need. I needed to have this Default in English (EN) instead of German (DE).
- “1”=”00000407″ ==> English
- “2”=”00000409″ ==> German
After the Preload setting has been changed I logged off and keyboard preload was changed to the new English layout.