We're planning to deploy Office 2010 English + several MUI Packs (each MUI in a single Package). Now I'm searching for an automated way to define the default MUI language for the user.

- Creating different MSP Files with OCT ist not an Option, because of the administrative overhead
- "Match System MUI" is not an option, cause it`s always english
- GPO is not an option, cause the user should be able to switch the MUI if he needs to.
- GPO Preferences would be fine, but Microsoft doesn't mention it

In Office 2003 I switched the languages via the registry Key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\LanguageResources. However, in 2010 this key is much more complex, cause it stores Fallback Options and Ordering of all installed MUIs. I can't create reg files for all combinations of MUIs.


Any Ideas are very appreciated!
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I could be mistaken but this might be where the added lines to your config.xml that look like this come into play:

[font="courier new"]<AddLanguage Id="fr-fr" ShellTransform="yes"/>
[font="courier new"]
the ShellTransform indicates this should be the one that dictates the GUI language.

(also see here)
[font="courier new"]
Answered 11/02/2010 by: pjgeutjens
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Unfortunately the
[font="Courier New"]<AddLanguage Id="fr-fr" ShellTransform="yes"/>
Option in the config.xml only helps to define the default language for the Shell UI during the installation. It has no impact on the default language after the installation.
Additionaly it seems this option can only be used in the config.xml of the main Office Setup. Not for separate MUI Deployments.
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Answered 11/02/2010 by: speedmr
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Have you solved this yet and how are you planning to deploy it? GP, batch, user, SCCM?
Answered 03/09/2011 by: svenn73
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Has this been solved? I'm having the same issue(s).
Answered 08/17/2011 by: RHSteeleOH
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