The default keyboard layout changes when you use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a Windows XP-based computer


Consider the following scenario:
  • You are using a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer that uses the English (United States) keyboard layout as the default keyboard layout.
  • You install a new keyboard layout on the computer in addition to the default keyboard layout. For example, you install the Dvorak (United States) keyboard layout.
  • You use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to this Windows XP-based computer from another computer.
In this scenario, the default keyboard layout changes to a Dvorak (United States) keyboard layout on the Windows XP-based computer.


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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the 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 tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP Service Pack 1

Date Time Version Size File name
14-Sep-2005 02:08 5.1.2600.1746 561,152 User32.dll
02-Mar-2005 01:34 5.1.2600.1634 1,797,120 Win32k.sys
Windows XP Service Pack 2

Date Time Version Size File name
14-Sep-2005 01:58 5.1.2600.2759 577,024 User32.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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

ID do Artigo: 906693 - Última Revisão: 09/10/2011 - Revisão: 1