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[RegionalSettings] (Sysprep)

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

[RegionalSettings]

The [RegionalSettings] section contains entries for installing regional options during the setup process.

If you include [RegionalSettings] in the answer file, you must also use the /copysource:lang command-line option of Winnt32.exe so that Setup copies the appropriate language files to the hard disk. The command winnt32 /copysource:lang copies all the files in the PRODUCT:\i386\Lang folder to MASTER:\%systemroot%\Lang.

If you use the entry OemPreinstall = Yes in the [Unattended] section of the answer file and do not provide values for the [RegionalSettings] section, you need to use the entry OEMSkipRegional = 1 in the [GuiUnattended] section of the answer file to ensure Setup completes without prompting for regional option information.

Answer File Entries for the [LicenseFilePrintData] Section

 

Entry Description

InputLocale

Specifies the input locale and keyboard layout combinations to install.

InputLocale_DefaultUser

Specifies the input locale and keyboard layout combination for the default user.

Language

Specifies the language/locale to install.

LanguageGroup

Specifies the language group for this installation.

SystemLocale

Specifies the system locale to install.

UserLocale

Specifies the user locale to install.

UserLocale_DefaultUser

Specifies the user locale for the default user.

InputLocale

Specifies the input locale and keyboard layout combinations to install.

Syntax

                InputLocale = 
                locale_ID:keyboard layout ID[, locale_ID:keyboard_layout_ID][, ...]

 

Value Description

locale_ID

Locale ID.

keyboard layout ID

Keyboard layout ID.

Example
[RegionalSettings]
InputLocale = 2058:80a, 1046:416
Comments

The first keyboard layout specified is the default layout for the installation. One of the language groups defined in the LanguageGroup entry or the default language group for the language version of Microsoft Windows must support the specified combination. If an available language group does not support the combination specified, Setup uses the default combination. Setup also ignores this entry if you specify the Language entry.

For a list of valid locale ID and keyboard layout combinations, see the Microsoft Global Software Development Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=23258.

InputLocale_DefaultUser

Specifies the input locale and keyboard layout combination for the default user.

Syntax

                InputLocale_DefaultUser = 
                locale_ID:keyboard_layout_ID
              

 

Value Description

locale_ID

Locale ID.

keyboard layout ID

Keyboard layout ID.

Example
[RegionalSettings]
InputLocale_DefaultUser = 2058:40a
Comments

One of the language groups defined in the LanguageGroup entry or the default language group for the language version of Windows must support the specified combination. You must define the keyboard in the KeyboardLayout entry in the [Unattended] section of the answer file.

For a list of valid locale ID and keyboard layout combinations, see the Microsoft Global Software Development Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=23258.

Language

Specifies the language/locale to install.

 

Value Description

locale_ID

Locale ID.

Syntax

                Language = 
                locale_ID
              
Example
[RegionalSettings]
Language = 0409
Comments

One of the language groups specified in the LanguageGroup entry must support this language. If an available language group does not support the locale, Setup uses the default language for this version of Windows.

For a list of valid locales and their language groups, see the Microsoft Global Software Development Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=23258.

Note

  • If you specify this entry, Setup ignores the SystemLocale, UserLocale, and InputLocale entries.

LanguageGroup

Specifies the language group for this installation.

Syntax

                LanguageGroup = 
                language_group_ID[, language_group_ID[, ...]]

The following table provides a list of possible language group IDs, which are identified by index numbers.

Language Group IDs and Descriptions for LanguageGroup Entry

 

Language Group ID Time Zone Description

1

Western Europe and United States

Installed by Default

2

Central Europe

Installed by Default

3

Baltic

Installed by Default

4

Greek

Installed by Default

5

Cyrillic

Installed by Default

6

Turkic

Installed by Default

7

Japanese

East Asian Language

8

Korean

East Asian Language

9

Traditional Chinese

East Asian Language

10

Simplified Chinese

East Asian Language

11

Thai

Complex Script

12

Hebrew

Complex Script

13

Arabic

Complex Script

14

Vietnamese

Complex Script

15

Indic

Complex Script

16

Georgian

Complex Script

17

Armenian

Complex Script

Example
[RegionalSettings]
LanguageGroup = 2
Comments

You cannot specify a particular locale or language unless you install the appropriate language group.

In Windows XP, if you install one language group, then you install all corresponding language groups. For example, if you install one language group from the set of East Asian language groups, then you also install associated language groups. Likewise, if you install one language group from the set of complex script language groups, then you install all complex script language groups.

For a list of specific languages that correspond to particular language groups, see the Microsoft Global Software Development Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=23258.

SystemLocale

Specifies the system locale to install.

Syntax

                SystemLocale = 
                locale_ID
              

 

Value Description

locale_ID

Locale ID.

Example
[RegionalSettings]
SystemLocale = 2058
Comments

The system locale enables localized applications to run and display menus and dialog boxes in their native language. One of the language groups specified in the LanguageGroup entry or the default language group for the language version of Windows must support the specified system locale. If an available language group does not support the locale specified, Setup installs the default system locale. Setup also ignores this entry if you specify the Language entry.

UserLocale

Specifies the user locale to install.

Syntax

                UserLocale = 
                locale_ID
              

 

Value Description

locale_ID

Locale ID.

Example
[RegionalSettings]
UserLocale = 2058
Comments

The user locale controls the settings for numbers, time, currency, and dates. One of the language groups specified in the LanguageGroup entry or the default language group for the language version of Windows must support the specified user locale. If an available language group does not support the locale specified, Setup installs the default user locale. Setup also ignores this entry if you specify the Language entry.

UserLocale_DefaultUser

Specifies the user locale for the default user.

 

Value Description

locale_ID

Locale ID.

Syntax

                UserLocale_DefaultUser = 
                locale_ID
              
Example
[RegionalSettings]
UserLocale_DefaultUser = 2058
Comments

The user locale controls the settings for numbers, time, currency, and dates. The specified user locale must be supported by one of the languages that is specified in the LanguageGroup setting or the default language for the Windows version that is installed.

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