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give the possibility to select machine "regional settings" at VM creation

give the possibility to select machine "regional settings" at ARM VM creation

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      • Antony Gibbs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is possible on Hyper-V deployments from American localisation using unattend xml, but the ARM provision for this does not provide access to the relevant sections.
        Globally, the US would represent a minority market, so providing this feature would be listening to the majority of your customers.

      • David Lean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        US Date format causes a massive number of bugs. And once Windows is installed it is a real pain to change the machine default to DMY.

        Most powershell commands are User Session based. So to change DateFormat, Culture, Location etc you are left to edit the registry.

        If we can set the Regional Settings at the Creation of the VM is makes DSC & automated builds much simpler.

      • Antonio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be very beneficial for users non in the US (default regional language for each VM even if not in the US zone). For instance, a company in the Netherlands sending out automatic e-mails with the currency symbol taken from the system's defaults to its customers, can benefit greatly from being able to create its VMs with the Netherlands regional settings as all automatic e-mails sent from those VMs would automatically contain the € currency symbol and not the $ one. Also, the date and times for the system logs would automatically show with the right format convention for the specific country.

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