Enable Numlock on Wyse v90

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    Hi,

    The Numlock is enabled in Bios and during boot the Numlock is on. When Windows starts the Numlock is disabled !! I would like to have Numlock enabled for all users using the Wyse V90. The Wyse is member of a domain.

    When Write Filter is Disabled (red icon) I have tried to changed “InitialKeyboardIndicators” from 0 to 2 under HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelKeyboard – dobbelclicked the “write filter enabled” and rebooted. After reboot “InitialKeyboardIndicators” is still 0 and not 2 as I have entered πŸ™

    Can someone help me? I wish to have Numlock enabled for all users.

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    Hi,

    I will dig this up and post next week – its a HKLM reg key from memory you need to edit…

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    I wasn’t able to find a local machine setting, but I think the one you have will work just fine.

    The setting that you are configuring is for the default user. That means, from the point you make that change, any NEW user that logs in will get that setting and it should work. Which is good; you should make this setting as well just in case your profiles ever get corrupt or you add new users to the client.

    To “fix” the other users, you will need to open regedit as Administrator. Open up the HKEY_USERS hive and look for users. Now, you aren’t going to see anything like Administrator or User, you’re going to see their SID. Each user is going to be a string of numbers and dashes that start with an S. You’ll need to modify everything with a [+] next to it to make sure you get everyone.

    When you expand the users SID, you’re going to see something familiar like you did when you expanded the .Default key. So open up the users SID and you should be able to browse to Control Panel under that, and then keyboard under that one. After opening up keyboard, you should see the InitialKeyboardIndicators value. You should change that to a 2 to enable num lock.

    One “gotcha” that I saw was that the datatypes on my V90 were not string values (REG_SZ). I don’t recall if it was a DWORD or BINARY, but it wasn’t string. I believe the value needs to be a string! I had to delete the value recreate it as a string in order to get it to work.

    Another “gotcha” is that Windows XP saves the state of the Numlock key for you. So, when you are making the changes, turn the numlock key ON. If it’s off when you shut down (or log off)it will overwrite the value that you just changed for the user you are currently logged in as.

    So in short, you need to manually edit that value for each user, as well as the default user, and turn the num lock key on manually for the user you are doing the edits on.

    You could also disable the write filter, log in each user, turn the num lock key on manually, then enable the write filter again. But that seems a little more cumbersome to me.

    You could also write a VB script to modify the value, then send it to the machines with a Rapport package and have it execute the file. It would be a little more scripting, but if you have a lot of machines it might be the way to go. Your VB script would need to enumerate the HKEY_USERS hive and determine if a branch was a user, make the change if it was, then move to the next branch.

    Hopefully that helps you! I know how frustrating it is to be so close to a solution and not have it working! πŸ™‚

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    After digging into the Rapport scripting a bit, it looks like you could set this for the User with a package.

    You could use the SV command to set the .default value, then use the MR command to merge it into the User registry.

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    I wrote a small util which does this for you, I encountered the exact same problem, so I’ve placed this util in the start-up folder and it works perfect.

    Here you can find the tool: http://www.dotbox.nl/extern/NumlockOn.exe

    hmm, behind the proxy the link doesn’t work, I’ll check it within a few hours from home.

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    Awesome BlackBurn, can you zip it up and email it too me and I will post it in the XPe Section,

    Thanks,
    -TT

    thinkthin@freewysemonkeys.com

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    @thinkthin wrote:

    Awesome BlackBurn, can you zip it up and email it too me and I will post it in the XPe Section,

    Thanks,
    -TT

    thinkthin@freewysemonkeys.com

    I hope the e-mail came through, let me know if you didn’t receive it.

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    Hi BlackBurn,

    The file is loaded to:

    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/downloads/XP/NumlockOn.rar

    Do you mind submitting this as a download in the downloads section? This gives your name the kudos, I will do if of you don’t have time.

    Thanks for the support, the util works great!

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    I’ve submitted the file, maybe you can check the text, because English isn’t my native language.

    Further I’ve posted it with my real name, maybe it was better if I posted it under BlackBurn, so people would recognize me if they have questions.

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    Posted! Thanks again!

    8)

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    NumLockOn.exe is perfect, just implemented on 3 Wyse, and it’s working perfect. Thank you very much for your help.

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    You’re welcome, great to hear that there a people happy with it :).

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    Blackburn, very nice utility!

    @BlackBurn wrote:

    I wrote a small util which does this for you, I encountered the exact same problem, so I’ve placed this util in the start-up folder and it works perfect.

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