Restrict selection of Windows menus and dialogs language

This policy setting restricts users to the specified language by disabling the menus and dialog box controls in the Region settings control panel. If the specified language is not installed on the target computer, the language selection defaults to English.

If you enable this policy setting, the dialog box controls in the Regional and Language Options control panel are not accessible to the logged on user. This prevents users from specifying a language different than the one used.

To enable this policy setting in Windows Vista, use the "Restricts the UI languages Windows should use for the selected user" policy setting.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the logged-on user can access the dialog box controls in the Regional and Language Options control panel to select any available UI language.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Restrict users to the following language:


  1. English
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000409
  2. Japanese
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000411
  3. Korean
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000412
  4. German
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000407
  5. Simplified Chinese
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000804
  6. Traditional Chinese
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000404
  7. French
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000040c
  8. Spanish
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000c0a
  9. Italian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000410
  10. Swedish
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000041d
  11. Dutch
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000413
  12. Portuguese (Brazil)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000416
  13. Finnish
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000040b
  14. Norwegian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000414
  15. Danish
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000406
  16. Hungarian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000040e
  17. Polish
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000415
  18. Russian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000419
  19. Czech
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000405
  20. Greek
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000408
  21. Portuguese (Portugal)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000816
  22. Turkish
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000041f
  23. Arabic
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000401
  24. Hebrew
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000040d
  25. Slovak
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000041b
  26. Slovenian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000424
  27. Romanian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000418
  28. Croatian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000041a
  29. Bulgarian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000402
  30. Estonian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000425
  31. Lithuanian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000427
  32. Latvian
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value00000426
  33. Thai
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
    Value NameMultiUILanguageID
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    Value0000041e


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