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Is there a way I can set a global policy to turn off advanced text services so I can stop having to click this checkbox 8 million times?

Client base is all Windows XP and the domain controller is Windows Server 2003.

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Furthermore, once you know the registry setting, you can create a custom Administrative Template and deploy this via group policies.

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The Language Bar is annoying and, as far as I can tell, useless to the majority of users. I use a registry edit to remove it...

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{540D8A8B-1C3F-4E32-8132-530F6A502090}] @="Language bar" "MenuTextPUI"="@%SystemRoot%\System32\msutb.dll,-325"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

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Can you explain what that 2nd key does? –  Chris Marisic Aug 26 '09 at 13:10
    
If i remember correctly....running only the first key leaves the help icon in the taskbar. It didnt make sense, but when I Googled it (months ago) thats what I came up with. I could be wrong about that. I tried 3-4 different methods, including a batch file, but this is what ended up working for me. –  cop1152 Aug 26 '09 at 13:39
    
If for you "the majority of users" means single-language speaking users then you are right. –  Petr Peller Aug 28 '10 at 20:27
    
@Petr which for the USA that means the language bar is useless ;) –  Chris Marisic Feb 17 '11 at 15:20
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