Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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.

          1. For SharePoint Foundation 2010  - c:\SharePointFiles\SharePointLanguagePack.exe /extract:c:\LangPack
          2. 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 inside the tag

  • Proceed with the installation using the normal way of working