Hide the geographic location option

This policy removes the option to change the user's geographical location (GeoID) from the Language and Regional Options control panel. This does not, however, prevent the user or an application from changing the GeoID programmatically.

The policy is used only to simplify the Regional Options control panel.

If the policy is Enabled, then the user will not see the option to change the user geographical location (GeoID).

If the policy is Disabled or Not Configured, then the user will see the option for changing the user location (GeoID).

Note that even if a user can see the GeoID Option, the "Disallow changing of geographical location" option may prevent them from actually changing their current geographical location.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International
Value NameHideCurrentLocation
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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