The Language bar disappears from the screen when you run a program in full-screen mode on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
Symptoms
Consider the following scenario. You use the Windows Language bar or a Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). You run a program in full-screen mode. For example, you run Microsoft Internet Explorer in kiosk mode, or you run a Microsoft PowerPoint slide show presentation. However, the Language bar disappears from the screen. Therefore, you cannot use the Language bar to enter text in multiple languages.
Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 with SP1 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msutb.dll5.2.3790.2729195,07220-Jun-200612:45x86
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Msutb.dll5.2.3790.2729340,99220-Jun-200613:30x64SP1Not Applicable
Wmsutb.dll5.2.3790.2729195,07220-Jun-200613:30x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Msutb.dll5.2.3790.2729607,23220-Jun-200613:31IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Wmsutb.dll5.2.3790.2729195,07220-Jun-200613:31x86SP1WOW

Enable the hotfix

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

After you install the hotfix, you must enable it. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MSCTF
  3. Right-click MSCTF, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type EnableLanguagebarInFullscreen, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click EnableLanguagebarInFullscreen, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
More information
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 917709 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 15:39:02 - Revision: 4.0

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