22 May, 2015
Roel van Bueren

Adding a language pack after deployment of Office 2013

Recently one of our customers wanted to add a language to an existing Microsoft Office deployment.

The procedure to add a language is well described in this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179145.aspx

If you have already deployed Office, you should check the section “Modify and existing installation”.

If you follow the steps in this article, you will be able to deploy the extra language silently.

However, there are a few caveats:

1) You have to use the setup.exe located in the existing Office share. If you use the setup.exe that’s in the language pack you downloaded, it won’t work.

2) The config.xml you create, has to be placed in the root of the directory where you have extracted the Language Pack zipfile.

Here’s an example of a config.xml where we add the Spanish language. ”en-us” is set as the default language.

<Configuration Product="ProPlus">
 <USERNAME Value=”Your username” /> 
 <COMPANYNAME Value=”Your companyname"/>
 <AddLanguage Id="es-es" ShellTransform="yes" />
 <AddLanguage Id="en-us" />
 <Display Level="basic" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="no" AcceptEula="yes" /> 

3) To suppress the dialog boxes, we’ve added this line in the config.xml:

<Display Level="basic" CompletionNotice="no" SuppressModal="no" AcceptEula="yes" />

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