I need to automate East Asian Language Supplemental Pack (part of XP Operating System)

to install the pack I go to control panel
regional and language options
select language tab
and tick install files for asian languages

is it possible to create an answer file for this and would I be able to use sysocmgr.exe

any ideals please

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Just so happens I had to do this for my company... Here is the solution.

Create a file named "regopts.txt" and paste what is between Start and stop inside (Do no include <Start> and <Stop>) --- InputLocale=0409 is the english language

Place the regopts.txt file in C:\temp - you can change it to what you want, just note the location specified below.

Run this command
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,/s:"C:\i386",/f:"c:\temp\regopts.txt"

C:\i386 is the path to the XP cab files... but more importantly intl.cp_

Voila, you have all the langauges - The user login screen should now have an "EN" in the lower corner

For list of languages in regopts.txt
For list of InputLocale languages (ie English) aka LCID:

Now you can be as cool as me... j/k

Enjoy hope this helps you out...
Answered 10/23/2007 by: gmorgan618
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I tried this and it almost works up to a point. A dialog box keeps on popping up asking for the CD on the D: drive even though I've changed the path for the XP cab files to a shared folder on our server.

What gives? Is there anything in the registry that "forces" XP to use the D: drive? How can I make it to search for the XP cab files on a shared network folder/drive?
Answered 08/20/2009 by: marababol
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You need to alter the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SourcePath registry key to point to the parent directory of your network share i386 folder (e.g. “\\windowxp\share”) which is the default location that Windows will look when it needs to find files for adding or removing built in components. This could be scripted in a registry file and reverted back to its previous setting after the installation if desired.

thanks a great deal for bringing this back [:D]
Answered 08/20/2009 by: cygan
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