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    English Keyboard and Date Settings?

    Just a quick one. SCCM is pretty much set up and working here save for one thing. Any OSD seems to set the Keyboard and Date settings to US.

    Is there a way to set this to UK either on the task sequence during OSD or via group policy afterwards?

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    You need to create a unattended answer XML file with those settings in it, specifically in the Specialize phase. Put it into a folder in a file share, create a package with it in and then open your task sequence, go to Apply Operating System and check "Use an unattended answer file" box. Choose the package you just created and type in the file name of the XML file inside it. For reference, this is the XML file I use for Windows 7 x64:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <InputLocale>en-GB</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
                <UILanguageFallback></UILanguageFallback>
                <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OEMInformation>
                    <HelpCustomized>true</HelpCustomized>
                    <Logo>c:\windows\system32\OEMLogo.bmp</Logo>
                    <Manufacturer>Luton Sixth Form College</Manufacturer>
                    <SupportHours>08:30 to 16:30 Weekdays</SupportHours>
                    <SupportPhone>Please call 2555 internally and XXXXX XXXXXX externally</SupportPhone>
                    <SupportURL>http://www.lutonsfc.ac.uk</SupportURL>
                </OEMInformation>
                <RegisteredOrganization>Luton Sixth Form College</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>The Principal</RegisteredOwner>
                <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim://buildera/sccm_misc/os%20images/sw_dvd5_sa_win_ent_7w_sp1_64bit_english_-2_mlf_x17-58882/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 ENTERPRISE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    You can probably adapt it to suit you, not that there's much adaptation needed!

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    We had a problem with this also but have now got it sorted doing the following.

    First i had to create an unattend.xml file this is my x64 one, if you are doing it for x86 replace processorArchitecture="amd64" with processorArchitecture="x86". Also you will need to change wim://sccm-001/sms_twr/osd/boot/x64/boot.twr00005.wim to point to your boot wim file.

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <InputLocale>%OSDInputLocale%</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>%OSDSystemLocale%</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>%OSDUILanguage%</UILanguage>
                <UILanguageFallback>%OSDUILanguageFallback%</UILanguageFallback>
                <UserLocale>%OSDUserLocale%</UserLocale>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim://sccm-001/sms_twr/osd/boot/x64/boot.twr00005.wim#Microsoft Windows PE (x64)" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    Next I had to create a package with no program details just pointing to the folder containing the xml file. With the package created it needs to be added to the task sequence in the 'Apply Operating System' settings page. See below

    unattend.png

    Thats the task sequence all sorted the variables in the unatted.xml will now need to be created. To create these I went the collection that the task sequence was deployed to and opened the properties window. With the properties window open i created the variables shown below.

    sccmvariables.png

    let me know if this doesn't work.

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    That should work but why go to the extra trouble of creating task sequence variables unless you have machines running different languages inside your school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    That should work but why go to the extra trouble of creating task sequence variables unless you have machines running different languages inside your school?
    We ended up getting a load of US Keyboards from a company when we bought the computers so its easier to just change between US and UK

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    Thanks guy. This worked a treat.

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