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Win7 WSUS Language Packs - Installing on Windows 7 Enterprise

    Question

  • We have a user that requires the Simplified Chinese language pack for Windows 7 Enterprise and we run a WSUS server in our organisation. 

    According to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/languages we have to obtain this via Windows Updates but then according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813 "...these language packs are not available on the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or through the Microsoft Download Center."

    So how do we go about getting this language pack?

    Friday, February 24, 2012 12:54 AM

Answers

  • Turns out we needed to download the pack from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site - would've been handy had one of the KB articles hinted at this..
    • Marked as answer by shandeak Monday, March 05, 2012 11:43 PM
    Monday, March 05, 2012 11:43 PM

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  • Hi,

    Please refer to the two KB Articles first,

    Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972813

    and

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 or Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483139

    From the Knowledge Base articles you referred, we can see “The Windows 7 language packs can be installed only from the Optional Updates section in Windows Update. However, these language packs are not availableon the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or through the Microsoft Download Center.”

    Therefore, I think you need to install it via Windows update.

    Hope this helps.


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    Friday, February 24, 2012 9:31 AM
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  • Unfortunately installing via Windows Update is not an option, as stated in my OP we have WSUS that handles all Windows Updates within our network and as you restated what I initially stated the language packs aren't available via WSUS.
    Monday, February 27, 2012 11:06 PM
  • what version of WSUS are you running? This may be more appropriately asked in the windows server forum:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverwsus/threads

    • Proposed as answer by Bill - MCSE Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:26 AM
    • Edited by Bill - MCSE Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas LiModerator Monday, March 05, 2012 3:41 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by shandeak Monday, March 05, 2012 11:44 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by shandeak Monday, March 05, 2012 11:44 PM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:26 AM
  • Hi,

    Does your Windows Client has this option?

    If so, you client can install language packs via this option.

    If not, you may need a client which do not configured to your WSUS and use this client to download Chinese language pack.

    You can see the download link in WindowsUpdate.log.

    Then, you can refer to the articles to add the language pack.

    Manage Language Packs for Windows

    Add a Language Pack Online.

    Understanding Multilingual Deployments

    Hope this helps.


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    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 6:10 AM
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  • Turns out we needed to download the pack from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site - would've been handy had one of the KB articles hinted at this..
    • Marked as answer by shandeak Monday, March 05, 2012 11:43 PM
    Monday, March 05, 2012 11:43 PM