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Whenever I remote desktop to a machine, it seems NumLock is turned off. I never ever want NumLock off. Is there a windows app which will monitor the numlock state and turn it back on if it is off?

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NumLocker is a lightweight and useful freeware designed to lock the state of Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock keys. You can force these keys to "Always On" and "Always Off". With NumLocker, you can prevent accidental pressing and changing state of these keys.

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do note that numlocker disables the keys entirely, I know there are other programs that do the same but make the key pressable (detectable in games), though unfortunately I forgot which programs can do that – Gizmo Jun 23 at 6:41

Try the Registry Editor:

To enable Num Lock before a user logs on, follow these steps:

  1. Run Registry Editor.
  2. Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
  3. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2.

There are other methods built into Windows you can explore to keep that darn light always on!

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please don't use language like that in your posts. – nhinkle Apr 25 '14 at 23:27

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