Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How to install SharePoint Server 2010 Language Packs on Windows 7

When trying to install SharePoint Server 2010 Language Packs on top of Windows 7 you might receive the following error – “Setup is enable to proceed due to the following errors: this product requires Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 …” – to work around this you can use the same procedure with the language pack installation files as the one outlined for the normal SharePoint installation on Windows 7 – a great walkthrough is Setting up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008. Listed below are the exact steps

  • Copy the language pack installation files to a folder on your computer where you are installing SharePoint and doing your development

  • Extract the installation files by opening a Command Prompt window, and then typing the following command at the directory location of the folder where you copied the installation files in the previous step.

          • For SharePoint Foundation 2010  - c:\SharePointFiles\SharePointLanguagePack.exe /extract:c:\LangPack
          • For SharePoint Server 2010 -c:\SharePointFiles\ServerLanguagePack.exe /extract:c:\LangPack

  • Using a text editor such as Notepad, open the installation configuration file, config.xml, located in the following path: c:\LangPack\files\Setup\config.xml and add <Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/> inside the <configuration> tag

  • Proceed with the installation using the normal way of working


1 comment:

edisk8 said...

Thanks for the info. It worked perfectly.