Input Locale is missing from list of languages Windows Server – A fix for you

Recently I came across a rather unusual problem on one of my Windows 2008 Server installations, an input locale was completely missing from the list of available languages. This made it impossible to select the currency format for that locale, or the keyboard layout, in this case it was Finnish.

After much sweat and tears I found a quick fix which might help those of you in the same situation, this is easier than reinstalling the whole server. I am pretty sure this fix will work on Vista too, but have not tested it on XP.

Create a new reg file using notepad, this has a .reg extention. Then copy the following into the notepad reg file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts000040b]

“Layout Display Name”=”@C:\\Windows\\system32\\input.dll,-5009”

“Layout File”=”KBDFI.DLL”

“Layout Text”=”Finnish”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts001083b]

“Layout Display Name”=”@C:\\Windows\\system32\\input.dll,-5137”

“Layout File”=”KBDFI1.DLL”

“Layout Id”=”002d”

“Layout Text”=”Finnish with Sami”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts002083b]

“Layout Display Name”=”@C:\\Windows\\system32\\input.dll,-5142”

“Layout File”=”KBDSMSFI.DLL”

“Layout Id”=”002e”

“Layout Text”=”Sami Extended Finland-Sweden”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Language]

“040b”=”l_intl.nls”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Locale]

“0000040b”=”1”

You’ll need to replace the options with the locale you’re missing in this case Finnish = 0000040b. Once you’ve done this restart the computer and the locale should be back in the available list of selections.

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