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Installing Office 2013 Language Packs in MDT - By Patrick Zovistoski

Jan 31 2014

This post was contributed by Patrick Zovistoski, a fellow community member. Thanks!

The following steps show how to configure your Task Sequence to automatically install an Office 2013 Language Pack that matches the language selected during the Deployment Wizard.  Since it is deployed dynamically, it eliminates the need to include the Office Language packs in your image.

Update August 9, 2014: Added info about the source folder structure.

 

Step 1

Import into MDT the Windows 8 Language Packs that you require.

Win8LP_Packages

 

Step 2

Create a new application for each Office 2013 Language Pack that you require, using the following command line for setup:  "setup.exe /Config .\osmui.xx-xx\config.xml" where “xx-xx” is the language you are adding.

OfficeLP_Apps

 

Step 3

Add a group to your Task Sequence with conditionals set for the “UILanguage” TS variable.  For example, it will process the group only if “UILanguage” is not equal to English.  Then, it will apply the appropriate sub-task depending on the value of “UILanguage”:

OfficeLP_TS1

OfficeLP_TS2

OfficeLP_TS3

 

Step 4

Make sure to modify your rules/“CustomSettings.ini” to prompt for language selection in the Deployment Wizard:

SkipPackageDisplay=NO
SkipLocaleSelection=NO
SkipTimeZone=NO

 

Step 5

Now when you select a non-English language in the wizard, it will automatically deploy the associated Office 2013 Language Pack:

Win8_LP selection

Locale_selection

OfficeLP_Install2

 

Additional configuration notes

Each language has its own source folder, for example:

LP001

Each Language Pack is an independent application (note each language has its own app folder):

LP002

Make sure that you have the following entries in the “config.xml” file for each language (French example shown):

<Configuration Product="OMUI.fr-fr">
      <Display Level="Basic" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="yes" AcceptEula="yes" />
      <Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />
</Configuration>

 

Thanks again Patrick, great contribution,

/ Johan








Happy deployment, and thanks for reading!
/ The Deployment Research team



Ami Casto

Johan Arwidmark

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