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Where can I look to determine whether the WSS 3.0 or MOSS language pack is installed? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a specific file, or menu, where I can look to see if either the WSS or MOSS language packs are installed on a specific MOSS 2007 site?
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7:33 PM

Answers

  • To fill the gap, here comes my favorites:

    1. In which architecture SharePoint is installed

    Answer: check registry,

    32bit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\InstalledProducts\90120000-110D-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    64bit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\InstalledProducts\90120000-110D-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE

    2. In which language SharePoint was installed?

    Answer: check registry

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\ServerLanguage\<LCID>

    here you should see only one LCID

    3. Which SharePoint language packs were installed?

    Answer: check registry

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\InstalledLanguages\<LCID>

    here you will see something like this:

    LCID - Reg_SZ - {language pack build level}

    1033 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.4518.1000

    1031 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.4518.1000

    ...

    or

    LCID - Reg_SZ - {language pack build level}

    1033 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.6219.1000

    1031 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.6219.1000

    ...

    Note: It's important to have all language packs on the same build level!

    4. Which server role is installed on each the server?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\ServerRole

    Value = {Application || WebFrontEnd ||Standalone}

    To get an overview about all Microsoft LCIDs you can use this article: Local ID (LCID) chart

    Here are my favorites:

    Locale description

    Short string

    Hexadecimal value

    Decimal value

    English - United States

    en-us

    0x0409

    1033

    French - France

    fr-fr

    0x040C

    1036

    German - Germany

    de-de

    0x0407

    1031

    Spanish - Spain (Traditional)

    es-es

    0x040A

    1034

    Italian - Italy

    it-it

    0x0410

    1040

     

    Links: http://blogs.technet.com/b/patrick_heyde/archive/2009/09/30/sharepoint-blow-up-in-daily-business-and-nobody-writes-important-stuff-to-the-farm-documentation.aspx
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint 2010, Configuring
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:41 PM
  • Hi Iwvirden,

    You can find this information from the Add remove programs (server) - remember to check the box 'show updates' and installed language pack information should be listed under the WSS/ MOSS.

    Hope this helps!

     


    BlueSky2010
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:55 PM

All replies

  • Hi Iwvirden,

    You can find this information from the Add remove programs (server) - remember to check the box 'show updates' and installed language pack information should be listed under the WSS/ MOSS.

    Hope this helps!

     


    BlueSky2010
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:55 PM
  • To fill the gap, here comes my favorites:

    1. In which architecture SharePoint is installed

    Answer: check registry,

    32bit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\InstalledProducts\90120000-110D-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE

    64bit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\InstalledProducts\90120000-110D-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE

    2. In which language SharePoint was installed?

    Answer: check registry

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\ServerLanguage\<LCID>

    here you should see only one LCID

    3. Which SharePoint language packs were installed?

    Answer: check registry

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\InstalledLanguages\<LCID>

    here you will see something like this:

    LCID - Reg_SZ - {language pack build level}

    1033 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.4518.1000

    1031 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.4518.1000

    ...

    or

    LCID - Reg_SZ - {language pack build level}

    1033 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.6219.1000

    1031 - Reg_SZ - 12.0.6219.1000

    ...

    Note: It's important to have all language packs on the same build level!

    4. Which server role is installed on each the server?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\ServerRole

    Value = {Application || WebFrontEnd ||Standalone}

    To get an overview about all Microsoft LCIDs you can use this article: Local ID (LCID) chart

    Here are my favorites:

    Locale description

    Short string

    Hexadecimal value

    Decimal value

    English - United States

    en-us

    0x0409

    1033

    French - France

    fr-fr

    0x040C

    1036

    German - Germany

    de-de

    0x0407

    1031

    Spanish - Spain (Traditional)

    es-es

    0x040A

    1034

    Italian - Italy

    it-it

    0x0410

    1040

     

    Links: http://blogs.technet.com/b/patrick_heyde/archive/2009/09/30/sharepoint-blow-up-in-daily-business-and-nobody-writes-important-stuff-to-the-farm-documentation.aspx
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint 2010, Configuring
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:41 PM