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

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:

    Language=0409 <br><br>
  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:

    "%windir%\MUITEMP\MUISETUP.exe \[-i LangID LangID...\] \[-d <default langid>\] -r -s"<br>
    "%windir%\SYSTEM32\CMD.EXE /c RMDIR %WINDIR%\MUITEMP /s /q" <br><br></default>
  5. Use the following command to run the installation:

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

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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