So, you’re the lucky owner of a Mac. But since Windows is a necessarily evil in corporate environments every now and then you need to create a remote desktop connection. If only to run Windows programs on a Terminal Server Remote Desktop Server. And then – with some Apple keyboard – these are set to Japanese (Korean / Chinese) settings.

I was struggling with this. First I thought the cause of the problem where in the Office Profiling Tools but they weren’t. Some users had problems, others didn’t. The fix was adding a registry entry to force a US keyboard lay-out.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
 "IgnoreRemoteKeyboardLayout"=dword:00000001