NUMLOCK Setting Reset After Logging off Terminal Server

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You modify the InitinalKeyboardIndicators value in an effort to turn the NUMLOCK key on for a particular user, but when that user logs on to the Terminal Server, the NUMLOCK key is off.


When you change the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard from the default value of 0 to 2, the value is changed back to 0 when you log off.

NOTE: This behavior occurs for both Remote Administration mode and Application mode.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version        Size       File name
   29-Nov-2001  17:24  5.0.2195.4572    222,480  Gdi32.dll
   29-Nov-2001  17:24  5.0.2195.4272    731,920  Kernel32.dll
   25-Jun-2001  21:17        47,808  User.exe
   29-Nov-2001  17:24  5.0.2195.4314    402,192  User32.dll
   29-Nov-2001  17:24  5.0.2195.4345    371,984  Userenv.dll
   29-Nov-2001  17:15  5.0.2195.4708  1,642,416  Win32k.sys
   30-Oct-2001  21:17  5.0.2195.4575    178,960  Winlogon.exe
   29-Nov-2001  17:24  5.0.2195.4602    243,472  Winsrv.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

More information

For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
For additional information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hotfixes with One Reboot


Article ID: 217884 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 5.0
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