How can I install the Windows 2000 MultiLanguage Version as part of an unattended installation?

John Savill

October 8, 2000

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A. Each Win2K MultiLanguage Version install option uses about 50MB of disk space, so you must perform an installation that incorporates the Win2K MultiLanguage Version from a network share.

  1. In the install source directory, create folder MUITEMP and copy all the files from the Win2K MultiLanguage CD-ROM to it (the system will copy these files to destination drive %windir% during the final phase of a Win2K installation from the distribution share).

  2. Open your answer file (or create one).

  3. Using the tables of language IDs and language groups (below), add a RegionalSettings section for your default language. For example, for English (language ID 0409, language group 1), you would add the following statements to your answer file:

    [RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    Language=0409 
    
    
  4. In the GuiRunOnce section, add a command to run muisetup.exe to install the languages required, then include a command to run rmdir to delete the temp files:

    [GuiRunOnce]
    "%windir%MUITEMPMUISETUP.exe [-i LangID LangID...] [-d ] -r -s"
    "%windir%SYSTEM32CMD.EXE /c RMDIR %WINDIR%MUITEMP /s /q" 
    
    
  5. Use the following command to run the installation:

    winnt32.exe /unattend:"unattend.txt" /copysource:"lang" /copydir:"MUITEMP"   /s:"path to install source" 
    
    

For more information, see "How to Perform an Unattended Install of the Windows 2000 MultiLanguage Version" on Microsoft's Global Software Development Web site.

Language Name

Language ID

English (default)

0409

French

040c

Spanish

0c0a

Italian

0410

Swedish

041D

Dutch

0413

Brazilian

0416

Finnish

040b

Norwegian

0414

Danish

0406

Hungarian

040e

Polish

0415

Russian

0419

Czech

0405

Greek

0408

Portuguese

0816

Turkish

041f

Japanese

0411

Korean

0412

German

0407

Chinese (Simplified)

0804

Chinese (Traditional)

0404

Arabic

0401

Hebrew

040d



Group Name

Group ID

Western Europe and United States

1

Central Europe

2

Baltic

3

Greek

4

Cyrillic

5

Turkic

6

Japanese

7

Korean

8

Traditional Chinese

9

Simplified Chinese

10

Thai

11

Hebrew

12

Arabic

13

Vietnamese

14

Indic

15

Georgian

16

Armenian

17

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