Change locale and timezone on Windows2008 trough commandline or sc

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by martinisoft, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. martinisoft

    martinisoft Guest

    Hello,

    Currently I am implementing several windows 2008 servers at a customer of
    ours.
    Since I try to automate as much as possible I would like to change the
    system locale, user locale, keyboard settings and timezone trough scripts or
    commandlines.
    I started with the locale settings and found a document on how to do this in
    Windows Vista.
    http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/...command_line_international_configuration.mspx
    This document uses: control intl.cpl,, /f:"filename.xml" to change the
    locale settings to those specified in the xml file.

    Since Vista is build on the same kernel I'd figured this would work on 2008
    also.
    This however does not seem to be the case, All my test XML's work fine on
    Vista, and don't work (or change the wrong setting) in Windows 2008.

    Can anyone please provide me with a best practice on how to change the locale
    and keyboard settings (and if possible the timezone) on windows 2008 using a
    script or commandline. (I know this can be done during install but this is
    not an option for me at the moment)

    many thanks in advance..

    Martijn Verheijen
    Insign.it
     
    martinisoft, Mar 12, 2009
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