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Selecting the Windows Home Server Region

In Windows Home Server, you can specify the region you're in. This determines how Windows Home Server formats data such as numbers, currency values, dates, and times. For example, depending on the region, Windows Home Server would display August 7, 2010 in the short date format as 8/7/2010 or as 7/8/2010.

Changing the Region in the Windows Home Server Console

Here are the steps to follow to use the Windows Home Server Console to change the current region setting:

  1. Launch the Windows Home Server Console.
  2. Click Settings to open the Windows Home Server Settings dialog box.
  3. In the General tab, use the Region list to select the region and the language within that region.
  4. Click OK to put the new setting into effect.

Customizing the Region Formats

The Windows Home Server Console only enables you to switch from one region setting to another. However, you might need to customize a particular region's formats. For example, you may select a region where the short date format is d/m/yyyy but you'd rather use m/d/yyyy. Windows Home Server enables you to customize the format not only of dates, but also of times, numbers, and currency values. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Windows Home Server machine and select Start, Control Panel, Regional and Language Options. Windows Home Server displays the Regional and Language Options dialog box.
  2. In the Regional Options tab, use the list in the Standards and Formats group to select a region and language, if you want something other than the displayed value.
  3. Click Customize. Windows Home Server displays the Customize Regional Options dialog box, shown in Figure 4.6.
    Figure 4.6

    Figure 4.6 Use the Customize Regional Options dialog box to set up custom formats for numbers, currency values, dates, and times.

  4. Use the lists in the Numbers tab to customize how Windows Home Server displays numeric values.
  5. Use the lists in the Currency tab to customize how Windows Home Server displays monetary values.
  6. Use the lists in the Time tab to customize how Windows Home Server displays time values.
  7. Use the lists in the Date tab to customize how Windows Home Server displays date values.
  8. Click OK to return to the Regional and Language Options dialog box.
  9. Click OK to put the new settings into effect.
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