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Install available language template packs (Windows SharePoint Services)

Updated: August 30, 2007

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: 2007-08-30

Before you can upgrade any sites based on a previous version's language template pack, you need to install the new version's language template pack.

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For more information about language template packs, see Deploy language packs (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0) in the Deployment Guide.

About installing language template packs and upgrading sites

If you want to install a language template pack for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, do so after running Setup and before running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. This way, you can upgrade any sites based on a Windows SharePoint Services language template pack along with your other sites during the upgrade process (either in-place or gradual).

You can also install a language template pack after you have run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, and after you have upgraded the sites in your environment that are not based on a language template pack. If you choose this path, you must then use the command line to upgrade the sites based on the newly installed language template pack.

For more information about using the command line to upgrade sites based on a language template pack, see Upgrade sites (Windows SharePoint Services).

About changing languages

Generally, a cross-language upgrade is not supported; you must upgrade from and to the same language. For example, if you are running U.S. English in the previous version, you need to upgrade to U.S. English in the new version. If you want to change languages, you must first perform the upgrade and then change the language for the site.

However, this process is complicated in some cases — such as when the previous version had a fully localized product for a particular language but the new version only has a language template pack, or when the new version has a language template pack for a new language that was not available in the previous version.

Moving from a fully localized product to a language template pack

Use the following procedure to upgrade from a language that was supported with a fully localized product in the previous version, but that is only supported by a language template pack in the new version:

  1. Choose a language to install for the new version (for example, English), and select the appropriate upgrade option (in-place or gradual) during setup. This is the language that the SharePoint Central Administration Web site will use.

  2. In the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, when you are prompted to install language template packs, stop the wizard and install the appropriate language's language template pack.

    If you had additional Windows SharePoint Services language template packs installed, install the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 language template packs now by canceling the wizard and running the appropriate Setup programs to install the language template packs. Then start the wizard again.

  3. Run the configuration wizard again to start the upgrade process.

Changing languages to a new language template pack

Use the following process to upgrade from one language in the previous version to a different language in the new version (for example, if the language you want was not available in the previous version, but is now available as a language template pack in the new version).

  1. Upgrade to the new version in the same language that you used for the previous version.

  2. After the upgrade is complete, install the new language template pack.

  3. Create new sites based on the new language template pack.

  4. Manually move your content to the new sites.

Install language template packs

After you install the new version, you can install the language template packs you need.

NoteNote:

Before you begin, be sure you have configured supplemental support for the languages you want to install in your server operating system. You can install language support files by opening the Regional and Language Options control panel, and then on the Language tab, in the Supplemental language support area, selecting the check boxes for the language types you need to support.

NoteNote:

You can install the language template pack for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 after you deploy the software updates and the updated language packs for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This makes it possible for you to first install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Web server from a slipstreamed installation source and then install the language template pack for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. A slipstreamed installation source is an installation source that contains a copy of the released version of the software, along with software updates and updated language packs. For more information about creating an installation source, see Create an installation source that includes software updates (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0).

To install a language template pack

  1. Download the language template pack for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 from the Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82240). For x64 systems, use the following link: Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82241).

  2. For the language template pack, run Setup.exe.

  3. Follow the instructions in Setup to install the language template pack.

  4. On the completion page, clear the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box, and then click Close.

After installing all of the language templates packs you need, you can continue configuring your installation. For more information, see Install and configure Windows SharePoint Services for an in-place upgrade or Install and configure Windows SharePoint Services for a gradual upgrade.

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