Language Pack Installation
Updated: September 20, 2007
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
With additional language files, you can change the display language on your computer so that you can view wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help topics, and other items in Windows in a different language. There are two types of language files:
- Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI). Windows Vista MUIs provide a translated version of most of the user interface. MUIs require a license to be used and are only available with Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Enterprise.
- Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP). Windows Vista LIPs provide a translated version of the most widely used areas of the user interface. LIPs are freely available for download on the Microsoft website, and most LIPs can be installed and used on any edition of Windows Vista. Because not all of the user interface is translated, LIPs require at least one parent language. The parts of the user interface that are not translated into the LIP language are displayed in the parent language. When you download a LIP, you are given the parent language requirements for that language. The parent language pack needs to be installed before the LIP can be installed.
The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:
The Language Pack Setup tool (Lpksetup.exe) installs and removes Multilingual User Interface (MUI) language packs and Language Interface Packs (LIPs). You can run this program using the Language Pack Setup Wizard or in unattended silent mode. Lpksetup also calls Lpremove.exe, which runs at least once during the boot process to delete any unused language pack files.
Lpremove is a program that is automatically scheduled to run in silent mode at least once during the boot process to delete any unused language pack files. For example, if you uninstall a language pack, the language pack files and the associated values are not actually deleted from your computer until Lpremove runs.