win_region – Set the region and format settings

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Set the location settings of a Windows Server.
  • Set the format settings of a Windows Server.
  • Set the unicode language settings of a Windows Server.
  • Copy across these settings to the default profile.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
copy_settings
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
This will copy the current format and location values to new user profiles and the welcome screen. This will only run if location, format or unicode_language has resulted in a change. If this process runs then it will always result in a change.
format
string
The language format to set for the current user, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.globalization.cultureinfo.aspx for a list of culture names to use.
This needs to be set if location or unicode_language is not set.
location
string
The location to set for the current user, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd374073.aspx for a list of GeoIDs you can use and what location it relates to.
This needs to be set if format or unicode_language is not set.
unicode_language
string
The unicode language format to set for all users, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.globalization.cultureinfo.aspx for a list of culture names to use.
This needs to be set if location or format is not set. After setting this value a reboot is required for it to take effect.

See Also

See also

win_timezone – Sets Windows machine timezone
The official documentation on the win_timezone module.

Examples

- name: Set the region format to English United States
  win_region:
    format: en-US

- name: Set the region format to English Australia and copy settings to new profiles
  win_region:
    format: en-AU
    copy_settings: yes

- name: Set the location to United States
  win_region:
    location: 244

# Reboot when region settings change
- name: Set the unicode language to English Great Britain, reboot if required
  win_region:
    unicode_language: en-GB
  register: result

- win_reboot:
  when: result.restart_required

# Reboot when format, location or unicode has changed
- name: Set format, location and unicode to English Australia and copy settings, reboot if required
  win_region:
    location: 12
    format: en-AU
    unicode_language: en-AU
  register: result

- win_reboot:
  when: result.restart_required

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
restart_required
boolean
success
Whether a reboot is required for the change to take effect.

Sample:
True


Status

Authors

  • Jordan Borean (@jborean93)

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