Disallow changing of geographic location

This policy prevents users from changing their user geographical location (GeoID).

If this policy is Enabled, then the user cannot change their geographical location (GeoID)

If the policy is Disabled or Not Configured, then the user may select any GeoID.

If this policy is Enabled at the Machine level, then it cannot be disabled by a per-User policy. If this policy is Disabled at the Machine level, then the per-User policy will be ignored. If this policy is Not Configured at the machine level, then restrictions will be based on per-User policies.

To set this policy on a per-user basis, make sure that the per-machine policy is set to Not Configured.


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

globalization.admx

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