How To Create Office 2013 Language pack silent install to distribute with Configmgr

Hi guys

Today we gonna play with the XML file of a language pack in Office 2013 . This method requires to have a Microsoft Office 2013 installation on the target machine ( on the next poxt we gonna make a clean language – multilanguage installation )

Well so… let’s do it :3

1. Download your desired language pack ( this example case is French language pack )

2. SW_DVD5_Office_Multi_Lang_Pack_2013w_SP1_W32_French_MLF*.ISO -> Extract it iwth winrar o something like that

3. Find the config.xml , this one is placed at  folder “omui.fr-fr

Important Note:

All Microsoft 2013 Language Files are named as “component.language code” . In this case is “FR-FR”

4.Modify this config.xml , you can play within all the options wherever u want but important follow the rules

you can consult this technet guide here  about the different options that are available and more

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179195%28v=office.15%29.aspx

French XML example :

——- BEGIN FILE—–

<Configuration Product=”OMUI.fr-fr”>

This is the important line we must change to make it silently

<Display Level=”none” CompletionNotice=”no” SuppressModal=”yes” AcceptEula=”yes” /> 

<!– <Logging Type=”standard” Path=”%temp%” Template=”Microsoft Office French Language Pack Setup(*).txt” /> –>

<!– <USERNAME Value=”Customer” /> –>

<COMPANYNAME Value=”Your Name / Company ” />

<!– <INSTALLLOCATION Value=”%programfiles%\Microsoft Office” /> –>

<!– <LIS CACHEACTION=”CacheOnly” /> –>

<!– <LIS SOURCELIST=”\\server1\share\Office;\\server2\share\Office” /> –>

<!– <DistributionPoint Location=”\\server\share\Office” /> –>

<!– <OptionState Id=”OptionID” State=”absent” Children=”force” /> –>

<!– <Setting Id=”SETUP_REBOOT” Value=”IfNeeded” /> –>

<!– <Command Path=”%windir%\system32\msiexec.exe” Args=”/i \\server\share\my.msi” QuietArg=”/q” ChainPosition=”after” Execute=”install” /> –>

</Configuration>

——- END FILE —–

5. Copy the xml on the tree folder if you want if not , remember the XML path

5. Run Setup.exe (language pack setup command) with the answer file with /config option and the xml path

this case will be: Setup.exe /config config.xml ()

example:

office1

6. Now you can create a package on SCCM2012  with this program switch and distribute it

7.Enjoy French / wathever…

note: If Office 2013 is open , needs restart to activate the desired language ( )

note: Edited on 01/28/2015 ( Thanks to Michael for the correction )

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5 responses to “How To Create Office 2013 Language pack silent install to distribute with Configmgr

  1. In the SP1 version of office 2013 (which I use) I couldnt get it working, then I rebuild the xml from default and used:

    instead of:

    and guess what? BINGO it worked

    • Display Level=”none” CompletionNotice=”no” SuppressModal=”yes” AcceptEula=”yes”

      instead of:

      Display Level=”NONE” CompletionNotice=”NO” SuppressModal=”YES” AcceptEula=”YES”

  2. Yes I tried it first with CAPS and then the install doesn’t want to start, after changing it it worked like a charm.

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