Disallow user override of locale settings

This policy prevents the user from customizing their locale by changing their user overrides.

Any existing overrides in place when this policy is enabled will be frozen. To remove existing user overrides, first reset the user(s) values to the defaults and then apply this policy.

When this policy is enabled, users may still choose alternate locales installed on the system unless prevented by other policies, however they will be unable to customize those choices.

If this policy is Enabled, then the user cannot customize their user locale with user overrides.

If this policy is Disabled or Not Configured, then the user can customize their user locale overrides.

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_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International
Value NamePreventUserOverrides
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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