Regional Settings for Windows VM
This request is submitted on behalf of one of my important customers.
When deploying Windows VM from Azure gallery image, we do not have the option to configure regional settings such as language/date format. By default, they are EN-US.
This will incur additional management overhead for customers that have a large deployment who has regional settings requirement. They have to log in the VM to change the settings accordingly.
The VM deployment interface (Azure portal and/or Azure PowerShell) should allow selection of different regional settings, just like the standard Windows setup does.
Please kindly let us know whether we have any plan to make this settings configurable.
Henrik Rading commented
With the introduction of Windows Virtual Desktop, the ability to specify regional/language settings is more relevant than ever.
When we have to deply session host VMs, we currently have to jump through hoops and loops to get language configured correctly. If we could just specify regional and laguage settings in in unattend.xml, it would be so much easier.
This was requested back in 2014 in the folllowing post: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/216843-virtual-machines/suggestions/6602810-vm-regional-settings-and-timezone
However, only the timezone request was addressed, not the regional settings requirement. Please provide a suitable mechanism for portal configuration and automation of regional settings, default display language and keyboard layout during deployment