LKBEN10622: Howto change numlock before logging on to the system


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You want to aktivate numlock before logging in so you can use numbers in your password

Cause

This is due to configuration

Solution

The other documents you find in Lubby change the behaviour after you logon to the system. Here you change the profile of the user. This can only be done after the logon of the user. Before you even know who is logging on to the system, you have the Default Users Profile. To change this you change the Key [HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard] and change the Parameters from 0 to 2.

NUMLOCK off = 0
NUMLOCK on = 2

With the setting set on 2 you can use your numeric pad to give in your password. After logon, the users profile setting will get active again which is found under [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard]

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About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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