Language packs in Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

This article provides technical details about language support in Configuration Manager. Configuration Manager site servers and clients are considered language-neutral. Add support for display languages by installing server language packs or client language packs at a central administration site and at primary sites. You select the server and client languages to support at a site from the available language pack files during the site installation process.

Install multiple languages at each site. You only need to install the languages that you use.

  • Each site supports multiple languages for Configuration Manager consoles.

  • Add support for only the client languages that you want to support by installing individual client language packs at each site.

When you install support for a language that matches the following components:

  • The display language of a computer: Both the Configuration Manager console and the client user interface that runs on that computer display information in that language.

  • The language preference that is in use by the web browser of a computer: Connections to web-based information, including the Application Catalog or SQL Server Reporting Services, display in that language.

When you run Configuration Manager setup, it downloads language pack files as part of the prerequisites and redistributable files. You can also use the setup downloader to download these files before you run setup.

Server languages

Use the following table to map a locale ID to a language that you want to support on servers. For more information about locale IDs, see Locale IDs assigned by Microsoft.

Server language Locale ID (LCID) Three-letter code
English (default) 0409 ENU
Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR) 0c04 ZHH
Chinese (Simplified) 0804 CHS
Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) 0404 CHT
Czech 0405 CSY
Dutch - Netherlands 0413 NLD
French 040c FRA
German 0407 DEU
Hungarian 040e HUN
Italian - Italy 0410 ITA
Japanese 0411 JPN
Korean 0412 KOR
Polish 0415 PLK
Portuguese - Brazil 0416 PTB
Portuguese - Portugal 0816 PTG
Russian 0419 RUS
Spanish - Spain 0c0a ESN
Swedish 041d SVE
Turkish 041f TRK

Client languages

Use the following table to map a locale ID to a language that you want to support on client computers. For more information about locale IDs, see Locale IDs assigned by Microsoft.

Client language Locale ID (LCID) Three-letter code
English (default) 0409 ENG
Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR) 0c04 ZHH
Chinese -Simplified 0804 CHS
Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) 0404 CHT
Czech 0405 CSY
Danish 0406 DAN
Dutch - Netherlands 0413 NLD
Finnish 040b FIN
French 040c FRA
German 0407 DEU
Greek 0408 ELL
Hungarian 040e HUN
Italian - Italy 0410 ITA
Japanese 0411 JPN
Korean 0412 KOR
Norwegian 0414 NOR
Polish 0415 PLK
Portuguese (Brazil) 0416 PTB
Portuguese (Portugal) 0816 PTG
Russian 0419 RUS
Spanish - Spain 0c0a ESN
Swedish 041d SVE
Turkish 041f TRK

Mobile device client languages

When you add support for mobile device languages, all supported mobile device client languages are included. You can't select individual language packs for mobile device support.

Identify installed language packs

To identify the language packs that are installed on a computer that runs the Configuration Manager client, look for the locale ID (LCID) of the installed language packs in the computer's registry. This information is available at the following registry path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCMSetup\InstalledLangs

Customize hardware inventory to collect this information. Then build a custom report to view the language details. For more information about collecting custom hardware inventory, see How to configure hardware inventory. For more information about creating reports, see Manage Configuration Manager reports.