Disallow user override of locale settings

This policy setting prevents the user from customizing their locale by changing their user overrides. Any existing overrides in place when this policy is enabled will be frozen. To remove existing user overrides first reset the user(s) values to the defaults and then apply this policy. When this policy setting is enabled users can still choose alternate locales installed on the system unless prevented by other policies however they will be unable to customize those choices. The user cannot customize their user locale with user overrides. If this policy setting is disabled or not configured then the user can customize their user locale overrides. If this policy is set to Enabled at the computer level then it cannot be disabled by a per-User policy. If this policy is set to Disabled at the computer level then the per-User policy will be ignored. If this policy is set to Not Configured at the computer level then restrictions will be based on per-User policies. To set this policy on a per-user basis make sure that the per-computer policy is set to Not Configured.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Control Panel -> International # PreventUserOverrides

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Locale Services


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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