Install language template packs

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

You can use language template packs to create SharePoint sites and site collections in multiple languages in the same deployment of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Multiple language template packs can be installed on the same server.

You can download the 2007 Microsoft Office system language template packs for Office SharePoint Server 2007, Office Forms Server 2007, Office Project Server 2007, and Search Server 2008 on the Microsoft Download Center (\&clcid=0x40).

For more information about language template packs, see Deploy language packs (Office SharePoint Server).

Task requirements

To install language template packs, you must have your Windows Server 2003 product disk, or you must know the location of a shared folder that contains the operating system installation files.

You must restart your computer after you install supplemental language files to ensure that the changes take place.

You must run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard after you install a language pack to ensure the necessary configurations are performed.

You must be a member of the following groups to complete this procedure:

  • Farm Administrators SharePoint group.

  • Administrators group on the server computers on which you are installing the language template packs.

Install language template packs

When you install language packs, the language-specific site templates are installed in the following directory: %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\language identifier number, where language identifier number specifies the language that you are installing. For example, the U.S. English language pack installs to the %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\1033 directory.

After you install a language pack, site owners and site collection administrators can create sites and site collections based on the language-specific site templates by specifying a language when they are creating a new SharePoint site or site collection.


The language pack installs in its native language. For example, the Russian language pack executable file is localized into Russian. The following procedure is for installing the English language pack.

Use this procedure to install language template packs on Web servers.

Install language template packs

  1. Run Setup.exe.

  2. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, read the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

    The Setup wizard runs and installs the language pack.

  3. When the installation is complete, be sure that you select the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box, and then click Close.


    If you do not run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard after you install a language pack, the language pack does not install properly.

  4. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page, click Next.

  5. Click Yes in the dialog box that alerts you that some services might need to be restarted during configuration.

  6. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.


The languages are available to all users of the computer after the language files are installed.

See Also


Manage servers in the farm
Add a Web server to the farm
Add an application server to the farm
Add a dedicated query server to the farm
Add an index server to the farm
Add a database server to the farm
Configure existing servers in the farm
Set up a multiple farm topology
Remove a server from the farm
Uninstall Office SharePoint Server 2007