04 June, 2021

Set NumLock for All / Current user via Powershell

Keep in mind that the below commands can also be wrapped into an 'Invoke-Command' - You just need to make sure WinRM* is enabled on the remote computer - 

I'll list out below, how I deal with WinRM enablement.*

Get each of these values:

NOTE - Two different Registry locations; 'HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT', and 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'

(Get-ItemProperty -Path Registry::"HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard" -Name InitialKeyboardIndicators).InitialKeyboardIndicators

(Get-ItemProperty -Path Registry::"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard" -Name InitialKeyboardIndicators).InitialKeyboardIndicators 

If either of these are set to either '0', or '2147483648'...

Add '2' to them, and set the new value accordingly - 
So, '0' becomes '2'
And '2147483648' becomes '2147483650'


Set-ItemProperty -Path Registry::"HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard" -Name InitialKeyboardIndicators -Value 2

Set-ItemProperty -Path Registry::"HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard" -Name InitialKeyboardIndicators -Value 2147483650

Set-ItemProperty -Path Registry::"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard" -Name InitialKeyboardIndicators -Value 2

Set-ItemProperty -Path Registry::"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard" -Name InitialKeyboardIndicators -Value 2147483650

* The WinRM stuff:
Hint: Your gonna need PsExec from the SysInternals suite...
(Also, forgive the aliases I used here and there...)

$Computer_Name = "ComputerName" 

# WinRM test 
$EAC = $ErrorActionPreference 
$ErrorActionPreference = "SilentlyContinue" 
If (!((Test-NetConnection $Computer_Name).PingSucceeded)) {Write-Host "   $Computer_Name is unreachable..."; break
    $TestCommand = $null; $TestCommand = Test-WSMan -ComputerName $Computer_Name 
    If (!($TestCommand)){ 
    Write-Host " Enabling WinRM... " -No 
    C:\SysInternals\PsExec.exe -s -nobanner \\$Computer_Name /accepteula cmd /c "c:\windows\system32\winrm.cmd quickconfig -quiet" | Out-Null 
    $TestCommand = $null; $TestCommand = Test-WSMan -ComputerName $Computer_Name 
    If (!$TestCommand){Write-Host "Windows Remote Managment (WinRM) did not enable... Can't run this - EXITING." -Fore Yellow -Back DarkMagenta; Break

If ($TestCommand){ Write-Host "  WinRM enabled." -Fore Yellow -Back 2
$ErrorActionPreference = $EAC 
# END WinRM test

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