remote desktop caps lock

By oldmill.gav ·
Our system at work requires us to have CAPS LOCK on and I am trying to automate the process.

Can I start a remote desktop session that has
CAPS LOCK on for different users?

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Can you provide a bit more info

by Jacky Howe In reply to remote desktop caps lock

Open the registry and goto:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard

Change the value of InitialKeyboardIndicators to whichever state you wish?

0 - Indicators off
1 - Caps Lock on
2 - Num Lock on
3 - Caps Lock on and Num Lock on
4 - Scroll Lock on
5 - Caps Lock on and Scroll Lock on
6 - Num Lock on and Scroll Lock on
7 - Caps Lock on, Num Lock on, and Scroll Lock on

Close regedit?. and reboot.

You should always backup your registry before making modifications.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]

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tried and failed!

by oldmill.gav In reply to Can you provide a bit mor ...

have tried this approach but everytime I reboot it seems to be reset to 2! maybe i am missing something simple...

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No your not missing anything

by Jacky Howe In reply to tried and failed!

as I can't get it to work either. I don't know if you are interested but I have worked out another way of turning Caps Lock on.

Contents of the batch file that a shortcut to, could be placed in All Users Startup.


:: Call VBScript

wscript c:\CAPS.vbs


Contents of the VB Script

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WshShell.SendKeys ("{CAPSLOCK}")

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you beauty!

by oldmill.gav In reply to No your not missing anyth ...


do you know how many websites there are describing that exact problem with no one finding a resolution?

thanks a lot!

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No Problems

by Jacky Howe In reply to you beauty!

I'm glad that it will help you. Thanks for the Thumb.

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Weird, I've read that doesn't work

by seanferd In reply to No Problems :D

Senkeys capslock, that is. I've read it reverts as soon as whatever is after the sendkeys command is sent, so I didn't suggest it.


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No it works OK

by Jacky Howe In reply to Weird, I've read that doe ...

well enough to catch me typing in upper case. SendKeys can be very handy especially where repartition is involved.
I would still like to know why the registry wouldn't retain the changes.

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