ABNT2 Keyboard Layout Is Not Included in Windows NT

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
SYMPTOMS
A Terminal Server client running on a Microsoft Windows 95-based computer using the ABNT2 Brazilian keyboard layout may receive the following error message when attempting to log on to the Terminal Server:
The keyboard layout of requested language could not be opened. US English keyboard layout will be used instead. You may choose another layout from your Client Settings.
After you click Continue, the Terminal Server English keyboard layout is in use. This is true even if you only have the ABNT layout installed on the server or if you have multiple layouts installed and have the ABNT layout set as the default.
CAUSE
This behavior occurs because Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, only includes the ABNT keyboard layout. Terminal Server Edition does not include the ABNT2 keyboard layout (Windows 95 and Windows 98 include both).
WORKAROUND
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To work around this issue:
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts\00010416
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
    Value Name: Layout File
    Value Data: Kbdbr.dll
  4. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts\00010416
  5. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
    Value Name: Layout Id
    Value Date: 0010
  6. Locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts\00010416
  7. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
    Value Name: Layout Text
    Value Data: Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT2)
  8. Quit Registry Editor.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
ABTN ABTN2 tse wts
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Article ID: 243357 - Last Review: 10/22/2013 01:20:52 - Revision: 1.2

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