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    !&$£ Numlock

    Im trying to get numlock to be enabled every time someone logs in.
    In particular this is for the students (who have a mandatory profile). They use both laptops and workstations so I cant change their profile to have it enabled because it means they will have problems on laptops.
    A Computer ADM Template would be great as I could just apply it to the workstations but im not having much luck with google.
    My only alternative is to script something along the lines of 'if room=x then enable numlock' but thats just messy.
    Any other ideas?

    (OT/BUMP: cant believe nobody has any ideas for THIS problem)

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    Try the reg vale on the desktop PCs

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard

    DWORD - InitialKeyboardIndicators

    Value - 0 = NumLock is turned off after logon

    Value - 2 = NumLock is turned on after logon

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    Thats already set and works for the logon screen.
    Unforunately numlock status is also set per user with the student mandatory profile which is set to OFF once they login. Turning it on through the profile affects the pupils using laptops which isnt what I want.
    I do have a 'turn num lock on/off' vbs script which is my last resort with the 'if room=x' way.

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    @Frazer: Use the login script to change the registry value.

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    Why not have users press the NumLk key?

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    @SYSMAN_MK Because im the technician who makes life easier :P

    @Ric_ Thats my last choice, it just gets a little messy by checking the room first - since I cant apply it to all users because of laptops (numlock on = ring technician 'help im getting funny numbers instead of letters on my laptop')

    I guess the only other option is the computer adm template. Does anyone know of one?

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    Why do you need to check the room in your script? Just apply it to the appropriate OUs

    Andy.

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    @Frazer: You could always make a load of labels that say 'If the numbers don't appear when pressed, try turning the Num Lock on!'

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    @Ric Haha
    @Andy I wasnt aware you could apply a user logon script to an ou with computers only?
    If you have multiple OUs with multiple scripts being applied at logon do they all run? only the first one?
    Our layout is as such:
    Code:
    Domain
      |---Pupils
            |----Year 7
            |----Year 8
                  etc
      |---Computer Rooms
            |----Workstations
                   |--Room 1
                   |--Room 2
                   |--Room 3
                   |--Tutor Machines
            |----Laptops
                  |--COWs
                  |--Teacher Laptops

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    Frazer - Yes you can but you need to enable Loopback Processing of Group Policy. This way you can create a GPO with specific user settings, eg logon script, and then apply the GPO to a machine OU.

    I use this for printer settings dependant on computer room.

    Take alook here for more info http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231287

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    Bios..........?

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    Second the loopback thing!

    But yes, logon script in the 'User Settings' of the Computer's policy!

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    Bios..........?
    Would be fine if XP didn't bugger about with num lock!



    Andy.

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    Re: !&$£ Numlock

    Ill give the loopback policy a go (been wanting something like that for ages! different startmenus per room springs to mind

    Thanks all! (sodding xp buggering around with numlock indeed!)

    PS. just for those who want a NumLock.vbs script that toggles numlock on and off:
    NumLock.vbs - stolen from M$
    Code:
    set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WshShell.SendKeys "{NUMLOCK}"

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