Install or Remove Language Packs

Applies To: Windows Server 2016 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Note

You must first create a multilingual Windows image as described in the Language Packs and Deployment before you add the Windows Server Essentials language pack.

Language packs are only available for creating multi-lingual images. The information in this section is specific to installing or removing language packs on Windows Server Essentials.

Note

If you intend to run Initial Configuration (IC) from a client computer that does not support East-Asian languages, such as ja-jp, and if English is not included in the multilingual image on the server, the IC webpage will display squares. For the IC webpage to default to English, the multilingual image that you create must include English.

Adding language packs to an image

Language packs are available on the OEM Customization DVD. It is recommended that you copy the language packs to your technician computer before adding the language packs to the image.

You must use the following command to install language packs:

dism.exe /online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\\lp.cab

For example, the following command shows how to add a German language pack:

dism.exe /online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\WindowsHomeServer-Product-r\de-de\lp.cab

Important

You must also apply language packs for Windows Server Essentials to fully localize the operating system.

Removing language packs from an image

You can use the following command to remove a language pack that you no longer want to include in an image:

dism.exe /online /Remove-Package /PackagePath:C:\\lp.cab

For example, the following command shows how to remove a German language pack:

dism.exe /online /Remove-Package /PackagePath:C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\WindowsHomeServer-Product-r\de-de\lp.cab

See Also

Creating and Customizing the Image
Additional Customizations
Preparing the Image for Deployment
Testing the Customer Experience

Creating and Customizing the Image
Additional Customizations
Preparing the Image for Deployment
Testing the Customer Experience