Configure a Regional Options Item
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
You configure Regional Options just as you would in Regional and Language Options in Control Panel . Select the User Locale on the Regional Options tab. This selection resets the values on the remaining tabs; however, you can then modify the remaining values.
Unlike other preference extensions, you can only update Regional Options preference items. For this reason, the preference item does not provide a choice of actions.
Creating a Regional Options item
To create a new Regional Options preference item
Open the Group Policy Management Console . Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit .
In the console tree under User Configuration , expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.
Right-click the Regional Options node, point to New , and select Regional Options .
In the New Regional Options Properties dialog box, enter regional options settings for Group Policy to configure or remove. (For more information, see Enable and Disable Settings in a Preference Item.)
Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box. (For more information, see Configure Common Options.)
Click OK . The new preference item appears in the details pane.
Settings that are unavailable cannot be enabled or disabled. You cannot configure these settings using a Regional Options preference item.
You can use item-level targeting to change the scope of preference items.
Preference items are available only in domain-based GPOs.