Active keyboars after an unattended install.

Nando Coomans 1 Reputation point


I've created an unattended installation iso of Windows. Fully configured the xml answer files they all working perfectly but when windows is installed on client device it is in qwerty. What's weird since I put in the answer file this: 61575-schermafbeelding-2021-01-29-003652.png

As you can see that is the belgian period keyboard layout.
So I ran a dism /online /get-intl powershell command on the client and I saw that 0413:00020409 was installed alongside my desired 0813:00000813. Apparently it's the dutch layout from the Netherlands. Which makes sense that it's installed since my systemlocale is dutch Netherlands but that's qwerty. And I can't change the systemlocale since my base ISO doesn't support Belgium only the Netherlands.

Is there a way to force the belgian period keyboard layout to be prior to nl-NL or remove nl-NL keyboard layout in the install.wim file?

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  1. Jenny Feng 14,081 Reputation points

    @Nando Coomans
    The entries themselves are in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Keyboard Layouts, so you can at least remove the entry for your layout.
    Hope above information can help you.


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  2. Nando Coomans 1 Reputation point

    Yes I know, but the unattended install is for a company with 150 clients. So I would like the iso to install the right keyboard layout. If I have to regedit on every single pc it's not really an unattended install.