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MDT 2013 - French Language Pack install via Task Sequence RRS feed

  • Question

  • I don't want to "inflate" the golden image and install all the necessary language packs on the OS.  I am using linked deployment shares for my remote facilities.. Am I able to create a custom application to deploy the French language packs for Windows 8.1 and Office via a task sequence?
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:41 PM

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  • EDIT: Check this first http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3251-customising-windows-7-deployments-part-4/

    You could try:

    - Download the cab here: http://winaero.com/blog/download-official-mui-language-packs-for-windows-8-1-windows-8-and-windows-7/

    - Make a script that contains the following commands:

    DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\Path_to_lp.cab /norestart
    bcdedit /set {current}locale fr-FR
    bcdboot %WinDir% /l fr-FR 
    

    I have not tested it myself.


    • Edited by Thomas Vitoz Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by rodgerkrau Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:16 PM
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:37 PM

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  • EDIT: Check this first http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3251-customising-windows-7-deployments-part-4/

    You could try:

    - Download the cab here: http://winaero.com/blog/download-official-mui-language-packs-for-windows-8-1-windows-8-and-windows-7/

    - Make a script that contains the following commands:

    DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\Path_to_lp.cab /norestart
    bcdedit /set {current}locale fr-FR
    bcdboot %WinDir% /l fr-FR 
    

    I have not tested it myself.


    • Edited by Thomas Vitoz Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by rodgerkrau Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:16 PM
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:37 PM
  • thanks! I will test it.. can this script be ran manually from a win8 machine to make sure it works?
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:29 PM
  • Yes it is recommended to test on a Windows 8 machine first.

    Also check this link (it is covering Win7 but should help you anyways): http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3251-customising-windows-7-deployments-part-4/

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:39 PM
  • tested on win8.1 with no issues.. now I will test the office language pack.. do you know where I can get the cab file for that?  should be the similar process?
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:02 PM
  • There is this list but no French pack: http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/downloads/office-language-interface-pack-lip-downloads-HA001113350.aspx

    Maybe you need to buy the language pack or download the Microsoft Office Multi Language Pack if you have software assurance

    • Edited by Thomas Vitoz Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:17 PM
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:15 PM
  • thanks.. we own it.. I will DL
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:16 PM
  • Created the application (its for a linked deployment share).. standard app, quiet install command of a bat file running -

    DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:\\linked deployment servername\share$\Applications\French Lang\lp_57ba398b9875a01656ae6bd9fee53b4717f7612e.cab /norestart
    bcdedit /set {current}locale fr-FR
    bcdboot %WinDir% /l fr-FR

    and I created an entry in my cs.ini file MandatoryApplications001={b1900f04-0d66-4cce-9bbd-e1bfd0a8e463} I made sure GUID was correct. 

    Getting error: mdt task sequence suspended cannot be performed in windows pe

    what could be wrong?


    Friday, September 12, 2014 6:52 PM
  • Is that a system that was previously imaged, leftovers from previous deployment can cause this error, you need to run this then:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a9522a63-6fcf-48f2-9455-e42354a32d01/the-task-sequence-has-been-suspended-litetouch-is-trying-to-install-applications-this-cannot-be?forum=mdt

    On the computer you are deploying to "the client", boot into WindowsPE just like you are going to image and before you authenticate or get any dialogue boxes, press F8 in WindowsPE to get command prompt and type the following:
    1. diskpart
    2. list disk
    3. select disk 0
    4. list part
    5. select part 1
    6. clean
    7. create part primary
    8. assign
    9. active
    10. exit

    Friday, September 12, 2014 7:05 PM