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Language Support for Administrators

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-06

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 offers a fully localized administrative experience in many languages. Administrators can use the fully localized user interface to set up and administer Exchange 2007 in their chosen language. This topic discusses the language support that is available to administrators in Exchange 2007.

Table 1 shows the administrative languages that are available for Exchange Server 2007 release to manufacturing (RTM).

Table 1   Supported administrative (server) languages for the RTM version of Exchange Server 2007

Exchange Server 2007 administrative language RTM availability (32-bit) RTM availability (64-bit)

English

Available

Available

German

Available

Available

French

Available

Available

Italian

Available

Available

Spanish

Available

Available

Korean

Available

Available

Chinese-Traditional

Available

Available

Chinese-Simplified

Available

Available

Japanese

Available

Available

Brazilian Portuguese

Available

Available

Russian

Available

Available

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Exchange Server 2007 is adding two new languages that were not included in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Brazilian Portuguese and Russian.

To achieve a fully localized experience with Exchange Server 2007, you must install the language-specific version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and then install the same language version of Exchange 2007. For example, if French is the selected language for Exchange Server 2007, a French version of Windows Server 2003 must be installed as the operating system.

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition plans to release additional languages in Service Pack 2. At that time, all Exchange Server 2007 languages will be supported for a fully localized experience. This includes Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.

It is possible to install a Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) in the language of choice for Windows Server 2003 over the English version of Windows Server 2003 before installing Exchange Server 2007. However, this will only provide a partially localized experience and is not recommended. For more information about the Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) in Windows Server 2003, see Frequently Asked Questions About MUI.

The following sections contain guidance for customers who want a localized Exchange Server 2007 experience. Although you must deploy the 64-bit version of Exchange Server 2007 in a production environment, a 32-bit version is available. The 32-bit version is not supported in a production environment. However, you can install the Exchange Management Tools—this includes the Exchange Management Console, the Exchange Management Shell, and the Exchange Help file—on a computer that has a 32-bit processor that is running Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

  • Operating system required: Windows Server 2003 x64 or Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Edition
  • Available operating system languages: 64-bit Editions of Windows Server 2003 x64 and Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 are available in English and Japanese. All remaining Exchange 2007 administrative languages, except for Russian and Brazilian Portuguese, are available through the Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI). MUI may be available to customers who have existing license rights to Windows Server 2003 x64 or Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 in compliance with the policy that is contained in the most recent Volume License Product List document. After you access the Volume License Product List document, see the section titled Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions Media Election.
  • Customers who have existing license rights to Windows Server 2003 x64 or Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 may be able to acquire a MUI pack for trial purposes in compliance with the policy that is contained in the most recent Volume License Product List document. After you access the Volume License Product List document, see the section titled Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions Media Election. To use a MUI language, you must first install the English trial version of Windows Server 2003 R2 x64, and then install the MUI pack. Installing the MUI pack onto the Windows Server 2003 operating system provides a partially localized experience in 64-bit for the following Exchange 2007 administrative languages: German, French, Italian, Korean, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, and Spanish.
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64-bit MUI for Brazilian Portuguese and Russian are not currently available. They will be available with the release of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2. Until Service Pack 2 is released, no localized experience is available for Exchange Server 2007 64-bit in these two languages.
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A partially localized experience may cause certain components of the Exchange 2007 user interface to appear in English and not in the language of the MUI. This includes certain dialog boxes, errors, and events.

Table 2 lists the location of the language files that are available for installation for customers who have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and the MUI.

Table 2   Language packs available for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Exchange Server 2007 language Compact disk 1 Compact disk 2 Compact disk 3

English

 

 

 

German

X

 

 

Japanese

X

 

 

French

 

X

 

Spanish

 

X

 

Korean

 

 

X

Italian

 

X

 

Chinese-Simplified

 

 

X

Chinese-Traditional

 

 

X

For more information about the languages that are supported in Exchange 2007, see Exchange 2007 Language Support.

Version 2.0 of the .NET Framework is required to install Exchange Server 2007 and must be installed for the same language version of the server. All 11 Microsoft Exchange administrative languages that are listed in Exchange 2007 Language Support are supported through .NET Framework 2.0.

Exchange Server 2007 Setup will copy the Help documentation files onto the computer that is running Exchange Server 2007. The language of the Help documentation that is installed by Setup is the same as the language of the Exchange Server 2007 DVD from which Setup is run. For example, if a customer installs Exchange 2007 by using a German DVD, the Help files targeted for administrators will be installed in German and the Help files targeted for Outlook Web Access end-users will be installed in all Outlook Web Access languages.

The Help documentation includes Outlook Web Access Help documents in all Outlook Web Access languages and can be accessed from the Start menu.

When you install the Unified Messaging server role in Exchange 2007, one or more default Unified Messaging language packs are installed, depending on the administrative language of the server. You can then add and remove other language packs for Unified Messaging by using the Setup.com /addUMlanguagepack or Setup.com /removeUMlanguagepack commands.

For example, Setup.com /AddUmLanguagePack:de-DE /s:d:\Downloads\UmLanguagePacks adds the German Unified Messaging language pack from the specified source location, and Setup.com /RemoveUmLanguagePack:de-DE,fr-FR removes the German and French Unified Messaging language packs.

The U.S. English (en-US) Unified Messaging language pack cannot be removed. It is installed and uninstalled automatically together with the Unified Messaging server role.

There is no Exchange Management Shell cmdlet that you can run to add or remove language packs for Unified Messaging.

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All of the UM language packs that are available are located on the Exchange Server 2007 DVD. However, if you have downloaded Exchange 2007 from the Web and you require additional UM language packs, you must download them from the Exchange Server TechCenter.

For more information about the languages that are supported in Exchange 2007, see Exchange 2007 Language Support.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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