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Deploy language packs (Project Server 2010)

Published: May 15, 2010

Microsoft Project Server 2010 language packs enable Project Server 2010 users to view Microsoft Project Web App and project sites in multiple languages without requiring separate installations of Project Server 2010. You can add language support for additional languages to Project Server 2010 by installing the language pack for the language that you want to add. Language packs are typically used in multinational deployments where one server farm supports people in different locations and users want to see Project Web App displayed in their preferred language.

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

In this article:

Available languages for Project Server 2010 language packs

Project Server 2010 language packs are available for the following languages:

  • Arabic

  • Chinese (SC)

  • Chinese (TC)

  • Czech

  • Danish

  • Dutch

  • English

  • Finnish

  • French

  • German

  • Greek

  • Hebrew

  • Hungarian

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Norwegian (Bokmal)

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Russian

  • Slovak (New for Project Server 2010)

  • Slovenian (New for Project Server 2010)

  • Spanish

  • Swedish

  • Turkish

  • Ukrainian (New for Project Server 2010)

Compatibility with SharePoint Server 2010 language packs

Project Server 2010 language packs are bundled with language packs for several other Office Server products. When you download a 2010 Server Language Pack, it will contain the language pack for SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Microsoft Search Server 2010, and Microsoft Office Web Apps.

SharePoint Server 2010 language packs differ from Project Server 2010 language packs in the functionality that they provide. SharePoint Server 2010 language packs allow site administrators to create sites in different languages, which requires the installation of language files on the computer. Project Server 2010 language files allow Microsoft Project Web App (PWA) and other project sites to be displayed in a different language.

Important Important:

Project Server 2010 does not support all of the languages that SharePoint Server 2010 supports.

The following languages are supported by SharePoint Server 2010, but are not available in Project Server 2010 language packs:

  • Basque

  • Bulgarian

  • Catalan

  • Croatian

  • Estonian

  • Galician

  • Hindi

  • Kazakh

  • Latvian

  • Lithuanian

  • Romanian

  • Serbian (Latin)

  • Thai

Therefore, the 2010 Server language pack for Romanian contains the SharePoint Server 2010 language pack, but does not contain a language pack for Project Server 2010.

Important Important:

Prior to the Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update (June 2010), installing a SharePoint Server 2010 language pack in a language not supported in Project Server 2010 would potentially cause issues if you then had to upgrade Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 data to the Project Server 2010 farm. If you are using Project Server 2010 and will be loading SharePoint Server 2010 language packs that are not available for Project Server 2010, you should consider the June 2010 Cumulative Update to be the minimum release level that you should be at. For more information about the Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update for June 2010, see Description of the Project Server 2010 hotfix package (Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): June 29, 2010.

For more information about SharePoint Server 2010 language packs, see Deploy language packs (SharePoint Server 2010).

Deploy a Project Server 2010 language pack

The steps for deploying a Project Server 2010 language pack and making the language available to users are as follows:

  1. Download the language pack

  2. Install the language pack

  3. Make the language available for the Project Web App site

  4. Specify the display language for the site

Download the language pack

You must perform the following steps for each language that you want to support. If you decide to download more than one language, be aware that a unique file that has a common name is downloaded for each language. Therefore, make sure that you download each language pack to a separate folder on the hard disk so that you do not overwrite a language pack of a different language.

To download the language pack

  1. In your Web browser, go to the 2010 Server Language Packs for SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Search Server 2010, and Office Web Apps 2010 download page.

  2. On the 2010 Server Language Packs download page for SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Search Server 2010, and Office Web Apps, select the language that you want from the Change Language list, and then click Change.

  3. The language displayed on the site now corresponds to the language selected in the previous step. Click Download on the Web page.

    note Note:

    If the language on the page has not changed prior to clicking the Download command, verify that the language that you selected in step 2 is displayed in the Change Language field.

  4. In the dialog box that appears, click Save to download a copy of the file to the local computer.

    note Note:

    If you are adding multiple language packs, you should rename the language pack file (ServerLangaugePack.exe) to a more descriptive name (for example, FrenchServerLangaugePack.exe). Because the default name for all language pack files is the same, renaming the file will help to prevent confusion when you are installing the language packs.

Install the language pack

If you have a server farm environment and you are installing language packs to support multiple languages, you must install each language pack on all application servers and Web servers in your farm.

If you are installing the Project Server 2010 language pack on a single-server farm, use the following procedure:

To install a Project Server 2010 language pack for a single-server farm deployment

  1. In Windows Explorer, double-click the ServerLanguagePack.exe file to start the installation.

  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. The Setup wizard runs and installs the language pack.

  4. Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard, using the default settings.

If you are installing Project Server 2010 language packs for a multi-server farm deployment, use the following procedure:

To install a Project Server 2010 language pack for a multi-server farm deployment

  1. On a Web or application server in your farm, double-click the ServerLanguagePack.exe file to start the installation.

  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. The Setup wizard runs and installs the language pack.

  4. The Run Configuration Wizard page appears when the language pack installation is complete. Clear the Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now check box, and then click Close.

    Warning Warning:

    Do not run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard at this time.

  5. On each Web and application server in the farm, install the language pack by using steps 1–4. Make sure not to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard after you install the language pack.

    note Note:

    If you are installing multiple language packs, install each one to all Web and application servers in the farm by using steps 1–5. Make sure not to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard after installing the language pack.

  6. After installing the Project Server 2010 language pack to all Web and application servers in the farm, return to your original server and run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. Use the following steps to run the wizard:

    1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, and then click SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard.

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

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

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

    5. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

  7. Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on all Web and application servers on the farm to complete the installation.

Make the language available for the Project Web App site

After installing the language pack, you now have to make the language available for the site. When you make the language available, you are making the language available on a site-by-site basis. For example, making the French language available for Project Web App only allows French to be available for Project Web App and project sites. The language must be made available for the Business Intelligence Center or for the SharePoint Central Administration Web site for it to be possible to display the site in that language.

Use the following procedure to select the language that you want to make available for the site.

To select a language for the site

  1. On the site, click Site Actions, and then click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Administration section, click Language Settings.

  3. On the Language Settings page, in the Alternate Language(s) section, click the check box next to the language that you want to make available for the site. If you have installed the Project Server 2010 language pack, the language for that language pack will be listed as an option for you to select.

    note Note:

    You can select multiple languages if the site has to be available in more than one language.

  4. Click OK.

Specify the display language for the site

After you have specified the languages that are available for the site, users can then specify the language they want to display for that site. A site user can use the following procedure to display the site in an available language:

To select a display language

  1. On the site page, on the right side of the status bar, click the user account name to display the drop-down list, and then click Select Display Language.

  2. Available display languages for site will appear. Select the language in which you want the site to appear.

Project site provisioning behavior when applying language packs

Project Server 2010 project sites that are provisioned before a Project Server 2010 language pack is applied will still be viewable in the new language, if two conditions are met. Those conditions are as follows:

  1. The language is made available to Project Web App

  2. The user selects the new language to display

Once a language pack is applied, you can then choose which one should be the default language for the new site. It can either be the base language or any applied language pack. This choice is specified through the Project Site Provisioning settings on the Server Settings page.

To select a new default language for project sites

  1. On the Project Web App home page, click Server Settings.

  2. On the Server Settings page, in the Operational Policies section, click Project Site Provisioning Settings.

  3. On the Project Site Provisioning page, in the Default Site Properties section, click the Default site template language drop-down list to display the available languages.

  4. From the drop down list, select the language that you want as the default language for all newly provisioned project sites.

  5. Click OK.

If a project site is provisioned after a Project Server 2010 language pack is applied, the only slight difference is that the project site Web Part will display the Welcome to your site! heading in the new default language. Other wording on the site will follow any language made available and chosen by the user. The base language of the server will always be automatically selected as an alternate language if a default other than the base language is used for provisioning a site.

Uninstall language packs

Uninstalling Project Server 2010 language packs is not supported. Changes that have been made to the Project Server 2010 databases by the installation of language packs cannot be rolled back.

If you no longer want to make a language available for a site, clear the language from the list on the Language Settings page for the site.

To remove a language for the site

  1. On the Web site, click Site Actions, and then click Site Settings.

  2. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Administration section, click Language Settings.

  3. On the Language Settings page, in the Alternate Language(s) section, clear the check box next to the language that you want to make unavailable for the site.

  4. Click OK.

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