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Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator

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1.4 | Updated: 11 Jan 2016



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Verification Testing Exemption:

Not compatible with Windows 2012.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade keyboard-layout-creator -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade keyboard-layout-creator -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install keyboard-layout-creator
    name: keyboard-layout-creator
    version: '1.4'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'keyboard-layout-creator' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.4'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller keyboard-layout-creator
    Name     = "keyboard-layout-creator"
    Version  = "1.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'keyboard-layout-creator':
  ensure   => '1.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12 Jan 2016.


Ever wanted to quickly and easily define your own keyboard layout for a language Microsoft doesn't support? Or define your own keyboard layout so you can quickly and easily enter your favorite symbols with a simple keystroke? Well, want no more: the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator is here!

The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator extends the international functionality of Windows Vista by allowing users to:

  • Create new keyboard layouts from scratch

  • Base a new layout on an existing one

  • Modify the functionality of dead keys

  • Modify an existing keyboard layout (.KLC) file and build a new layout from it

  • Package the resulting keyboard layouts for subsequent deployment and installation.

$packageName = 'keyboard-layout-creator'
$fileType = 'msi'
$silentArgs = '/qn'
$url = ''

$unpackDir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$unpackFile = Join-Path $unpackDir ''

Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $unpackFile $url
Get-ChocolateyUnzip $unpackFile $unpackDir
$fileMsi = Join-Path $unpackDir "MSKLC.msi"
$fileExe = Join-Path $unpackDir "setup.exe"

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $fileMsi
Remove-Item $unpackFile -Recurse -Force
Remove-Item $fileExe -Recurse -Force
Remove-Item $fileMsi -Recurse -Force

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