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Select WSUS update languages using the WSUS Administration Console

Updated: July 19, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Windows Server Update Services, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

If you store updates on the local WSUS server, you must select the languages in which the updates are downloaded. You can modify the language settings at any time by using the WSUS Administration Console.

Language options are different for upstream WSUS servers than for downstream WSUS servers. You should understand how the language options work and plan their implementation to conserve resources and to guarantee that updates are always downloaded in all needed languages.

You should always select English regardless of the languages that you need. All updates are based on English language packs.

We recommend that after you change language options, you manually synchronize replica servers to the centrally managed WSUS server to avoid a mismatch of updates.

For more information and recommendations about language update options, see Plan for WSUS Update Languages in this deployment guide.

  1. Open the WSUS Administration Console by following the instructions in Open the WSUS Administration Console.

  2. In the left pane of the WSUS Administration Console, expand the server name, and then click Options.

  3. In the Options pane, click Update Files and Languages.

  4. Click the Update Languages tab.

  5. To download updates in all available languages:

    1. Select Download updates in all languages, including new languages.

    2. Click Next.



  6. To download updates in selected languages only:

    1. Select Download updates only in these languages.

    2. Select the check box for each language for which you want to download updates.



  7. Click OK.

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