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Deploy language packs (Project Server)

Project Server 2007

Updated: November 16, 2006

Updated: 2006-11-16

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Language packs enable you to provide Project Server sites and site collections in multiple languages without requiring separate installations of Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. To add language support after you install Office Project Server 2007, you can install the language pack for the language that you want to add. Although Project Server must be installed with a primary language (for example, English or Japanese), language packs enable users of Microsoft Office Project Web Access to interact with Office Project Server 2007 in any of the supported languages. The same languages are also available to users of Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007.

You install language packs to all front-end Web servers and application servers in your farm. In Office Project Web Access, a user can select a language in Internet Explorer to display. If the Office Project Server 2007 language pack for that language is installed, the Project Web Access pages will appear in the selected language.

NoteNote:

Project Server and Windows SharePoint Services differ in how they take advantage of language packs. While Project Server uses language settings selected by the user in Internet Explorer, Windows SharePoint Services language-pack installations contain language-specific site templates. An administrator must create a site or a site collection based on a template. The text that appears on the site or the site collection is shown in the site template's language.

Planning a multi-language environment

With some planning, your organization can install, customize, and maintain a single deployment of Office Project Server 2007 in a multi-language environment. Language packs enable users in foreign locales to continue working in their own languages. Alternatively, you can deploy a localized version of Office Project Server 2007 for each language-speaking area. You might install a Project Server language pack instead of a unique, localized version of Office Project Server 2007 in the following scenarios:

  • To simulate a localized version of Office Project Server 2007 for a small group of users who do not actually need a localized version of Office Project Server 2007.

  • To make different language options available on the same computer for users who need to change languages while using Office Project Server 2007.

Language packs for Office Project Server 2007 are not bundled into multilingual installation packages. You must install a specific language pack for each language that you want to support.

The following table lists the language packs that are planned to be available for Office Project Server 2007.

Language Language-country/region code

Japanese

ja-jp

Korean

ko-kr

Chinese (Taiwan)

zh-tw

Chinese (China)

zh-cn

Arabic

ar-sa

German

de-de

French

fr-fr

Spanish

es-es

Hebrew

he-il

Swedish

sv-se

Italian

it-it

Dutch

nl-nl

Brazilian

pt-br

Polish

pl-pl

Finnish

fi-fi

Danish

da-dk

Russian

ru-ru

Norwegian

nb-no

Czech

cs-cz

Turkish

tr-tr

Portuguese

pt-br

Hungarian

hu-hu

Greek

el-gr

NoteNote:

This list will be updated with additional language packs as they become available.

User interface elements unchanged by language packs

Text in some user interface elements does not change from the Office Project Server 2007 primary language. Even when language packs are applied and users view these elements through Project Web Access with the appropriate Internet Explorer language settings, the text for these elements remains in the base language. These elements include:

  • Default groups (for example, Administrator, project manager, team member)

  • View names

  • Enterprise custom field names

  • The Home button

  • Web part titles

  • Some pages under Site Settings (in the Site Actions menu)

  • Custom links

  • Windows SharePoint Services content (lists) in Project Web Access

Preparing your servers for language packs

Before you install language packs on your front-end Web servers, you must do the following:

  • Install the necessary language files on your front-end Web and application servers.

  • Install Office Project Server 2007 on each of your front-end Web and application servers.

  • Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on each of your front-end Web and application servers.

Language files are used by the operating system and provide support for displaying and entering text in multiple languages. Language files include:

  • Keyboard files

  • Input Method Editors (IMEs)

  • TrueType font files

  • Bitmap font files

  • Code page conversion tables

  • National Language Support (.nls) files

  • Script engines for rendering complex scripts

Most language files are installed by default on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system. However, you must install supplemental language files for East Asian languages and languages that use complex script or require right-to-left orientations. The East Asian languages include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; the complex script and right-to-left oriented languages include Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, the Indic languages, Thai, and Vietnamese. Instructions for installing these supplemental language files are provided in the following procedure.

We recommend that you install these language files only if you need them. The East Asian files require about 230 megabytes of hard disk space. The complex script and right-to-left languages do not use much disk space, but installing either set of files might reduce performance when entering text.

NoteNote:

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer to install these language files. After the language files are installed, the languages are available to all users of the computer.

NoteNote:

You will need your Windows Server 2003 product disc to perform this procedure, or you will need to know the location of a shared folder that contains your operating system installation files.

NoteNote:

You must restart your computer after you install supplemental language files.

Install additional language files

  1. On your server, click Start, point to Settings and then Control Panel, and then click Regional and Language Options.

  2. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, on the Languages tab, in the Supplemental Language Support section, select one or both of the following checkboxes:

    • Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages

    • Install files for East Asian languages

  3. Click OK in the dialog box that alerts you that additional disk space is required for the files.

  4. Click OK to install the additional language files.

  5. When prompted, insert your Windows Server 2003 product disc or provide the location of your Windows Server 2003 installation files.

  6. When prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.

After you install the necessary language files on your servers, you need to install Office Project Server 2007 and run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. The wizard creates and configures the configuration database and performs other configuration tasks that must be done before you install language packs. For more information about installing Office Project Server 2007 and running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, see Deploy Project Server 2007 to a server farm environment and Install Project Server 2007 to a stand-alone computer.

Installing language packs on your front-end Web and application servers

After you install the necessary language files on your front-end and application servers in your farm, you can install your language packs. Language packs are available as individual downloads (one download for each supported language). If you have a server farm environment, and you are installing language packs to support multiple languages, you must install the language packs on each of your Web front-end and application servers.

ImportantImportant:

The language pack installs in its native language, for example the Russian language pack executable file is localized into Russian. The procedure provided below is for the English language pack.

Install a language pack

  1. Run setup.exe.

  2. On the Read the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the terms, select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

  3. On the Installation Types page, click Basic.

  4. The setup wizard runs and installs the language pack.

  5. Rerun the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, using the default settings. If you do not run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard after you install a language pack, the language pack will not be installed properly.

Rerun the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

  2. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page, click Next.

  3. Click Yes in the dialog box that alerts you that some services might need to be restarted during configuration.

  4. On the Modify server farm settings page, click Do not disconnect from this server farm, and then click Next.

  5. If the Modify SharePoint Central Administration Web Administration Settings page appears, do not modify any of the default settings, and then click Next.

  6. On the Completing the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard page, click Next.

  7. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

After rerunning the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on all servers in your farm, you need to start the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service on each server.

NoteNote:

This service is not listed in the SharePoint Central Administration Web site's Services on Server page.

Start the Windows SharePoint Service Timer service

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

  2. On the Services page, in the Name list find Windows SharePoint Services Timer.

  3. If the status of this service is stopped, right-click the service name and click Start.

  4. If the status of this service is started, right-click the service name and click Stop. Once the service is stopped, right-click the service name to restart it.

After starting the SharePoint Timer Service on all servers, you need to reset Internet Information Services on each server. When IIS is reset, the SharePoint Timer service will start the provisioning job required to apply the language pack to the databases for each Project Web Access instance.

ImportantImportant:

During this time, Project Web Access may not be accessible until this process completes.

Reset Internet Information Services

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

  2. In the Command Prompt window, type iisreset/noforce, and hit the enter button.

Viewing Project Web Access in other languages

Office Project Server 2007 supports the use of multiple languages as long as the appropriate language pack is installed on the servers in the farm. Users of Project Web Access can then change the language that is displayed in the user interface from the primary language for Office Project Server 2007 to any language that is added by means of a language pack. Users can configure support for a language pack in Internet Explorer as follows:

Configure support for a language in Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

  3. On the General tab, click Languages.

  4. In the Language Preference dialog box, click Add to open the Add Languages dialog box.

  5. In the Add Languages dialog box, choose the language for which you want to add support.

  6. Click OK to close the Add Languages dialog box.

  7. In the Language Preferences dialog box, move the language you selected to the top of the list.

  8. Click OK to close the Language Preferences dialog box.

  9. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.

  10. Restart Internet Explorer.

Uninstalling language packs

If you no longer need to support a language for which you have installed a language pack, you can remove the language pack by using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. After removing the language pack, you will need to rerun the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on the server. Both must be done on each server in the farm.

NoteNote:

You cannot remove the language pack for the version of Office Project Server 2007 that you have installed on your server. For example, if you are running the Japanese version of Office Project Server 2007, you cannot uninstall the Japanese language support for Office Project Server 2007.

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