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Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack

Let’s see how to deploy Windows 10 language packs with Endpoint Manager Intune. There are several methods to deploy Windows 10 language packs with Intune. Let’s have a look into one of them in details.

Introduction

Recently, there are many discussions about Language Packs (LPs) vs Language Interface Packs (LIPs) Vs Local Experience Packs (LXPs) in Windows 10 device management world. I feel Microsoft is able to confused most of the IT admins with recent changes with LXPs, LPs and LIPs.

  • LXPs ==> Local Experience Packs are AppX packages delivered via the Microsoft Store (automatically updated?)
    • With the introduction of LXPs, Microsoft started to retire LIPs.
  • LPs ==> Provide a translated version of all (?) Windows Dialog Boxes, Menu items, and help content
  • LIPs ==> Provide a translated version of most common Dialog boxes, Menu items, and help content

NOTE! – More detailed explanation about LXPs and LPs are available 1. Adding Local Experience Packs to your Windows image 2. Local Experience Packs: What are they and when should you use them?

No Drop down option here unless you install additional Windows 10 LXPs or LPs - Windows Display Language
No Drop down option here unless you install additional Windows 10 LXPs or LPs – Windows Display Language
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Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack

I don’t know which is the best option to deploy language packs and LXPs with Intune in a modern management world. You can select either option#1 or Option#2 depending on use case and as per your organization policies.

**Option#2 (Intune Win32 App model)- Shall be explained in a different post which is coming soon.

NOTE! – I’m not going cover Windows Autopilot kind of scenarios in this post as that is a different scenario better explained by Michael Niehaus.

Deploy LXPs from Windows Store for Business

I feel deploying the Language Experience Packs directly from Microsoft Store for Business is the path Microsoft is recommending. You can see this recommendation the links which I shared in the “Introduction” section above.

Get the App

  • Login to Microsoft Store for Business with the user account which has appropriate access rights
  • Search for “Language Experience” from Microsoft store for business home page
  • Select the Language you want to Install (en-GB) English United Kingdom is the one which I selected
  • Click on English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack
Search results for "Language Experience" - English (United Kingdom) - Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack
Search results for “Language Experience” – English (United Kingdom) Add Language Experience Pack to WSfB – Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack
  • Click on Get the App icon
Get the app -  English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack - Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack
Get the app – English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack – Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack
  • Click on CLOSE button when you get following message
    • English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack has been purchased and added to your inventory.

Sync WSfB and Intune

NOTE! – Prerequisites of the next step is explained in the following document – Associate your Microsoft Store for Business account with Intune.

  • Login to Intune device management portal
  • Navigate to Tenant admin and then select Connectors and tokens – Microsoft Store for Business
  • Click on SYNC button to make the newly added application “English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack” available in Intune Windows Apps node
Connectors and tokens - Microsoft Store for Business - Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack
Connectors and tokens – Microsoft Store for Business – Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack

Deploy Language Pack Microsoft Store for Business Application

  • Wait until the Sync between Intune and Microsoft store business is completed
  • Once the sync is successfully completed
  • Navigate to IntuneAppsWindows Apps
  • Search “English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack”
Search "English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack" - Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack
Search “English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack” – Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack
  • Click on Properties of English (United Kingdom) Local Experience Pack (Online) application
  • Click on EDIT from Assignment section
Click on EDIT from Assignment section
Click on EDIT from Assignment section
  • Click on Review & Save button to continue
  • Click on SAVE to complete the deployment
Review & Save Language Pack deployment with Intune
Review & Save Language Pack deployment with Intune

Tips

NOTE! – As per my testing it seems you need to run the following PowerShell command after the installation of the language pack! User also need to restart the device to complete the changes.

  • Run the following PS commands with user context to complete the process
    • Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB
    • Set-Culture en-GB
    • Set-WinHomeLocation -GeoId 242
    • Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -Force

NOTE! – You can use Intune PowerShell script options to achieve this in an automated way?

Confirmation

  • Or Try Get-Culture PowerShell command
International Settings - en_GB
International Settings

Results

Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack - Restart or Logoff Computer to take the changes effect
Deploy Windows 10 Language Pack – Restart or Logoff Computer to take the changes effect

Resources

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Anoop, another great article, thank you for that! I have been struggling with this for the past few weeks, so perfect timing as well. Small problem, though… I am not fining “English (Canada)” in the business/education store… Do you know why?

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