Control Numlock key


The best, and non-registry editing method to set InitialKeyboardIndicators, is to set numlock
on, then use Alt-Ctrl-Del to log off. It should remember state for the account.
If this doesn’t work for you, or you need to script a change on multiple
workstation:

To control how numlock functions, edit the following script as desired, cut
and paste into numlock.reg and run it. This works for
Windows NT and Windows 2000.

REGEDIT4
BLANK
LINE GOES HERE

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control
Panel\Keyboard]
“InitialKeyboardIndicators”=”2”

BLANK LINE GOES HERE

With InitialKeyboardIndicators=2, NumLock is enabled
and will retain the settings from the last shutdown. With InitialKeyboardIndicators=0, NumLock is disabled for current
user.

Numlock doesn’t reflect these setting during the logon phase because at that
point, NT is using the .Default user profile since it does not know which user
is logging on. Make the same changes to [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard] if you want the
numlock state to be consistent throughout.

See .REG files for background information on
.REG files.

The best, and non-registry editing method to set InitialKeyboardIndicators, is to set numlock
on, then use Alt-Ctrl-Del to log off. It should remember state for the account.

Its usually best to avoid registry hacks if possible. You can use the
following Windows Script, name it numlock.vbs, to control numlock:

set WshShell =
CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
WshShell.SendKeys “{NUMLOCK}”

For an individual user, copy numlock.vbs to
the user’s startup folder. To get the script to run for all users, put the
script in the Startup folder in the All Users profile. Support for the Windows
Scripting Host is builtin for Win98, W2K and XP. For Win95 and NT, you have to
download and
install it.

In a Windows 2000 environment, you can control this functionality with Group
Policy.

Related info:

Microsoft
Windows Scripting

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