Install XP MUI from SCCM Task Sequence.


image Create a new package called Microsoft XP MUI
Note: It is not necessary to create a program for the package unless you intend to advertise the package to clients.
image The Microsoft XP MUI package should contain the files from the root of one if the MUI installation CD’s, and any language packages you wish to install.

In this case a included the Danish, Russian, Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional) language MUI’s.

image Now open your TS in edit mode, and add a Run Command Line step at the end of your TS (or at least after the Mini setup has finished).

Point to the newly created Microsoft XP MUI package.

In the Command line: write

MUISETUP.EXE /i 0406 /d 0406 /r /s 

Note: This will install Danish MUI and set Danish menus as default. To setup other languages look in MUISETUP.HLP .

image If you would like to use variables instead, jus replace the language codes with variables

MUISETUP.EXE /i %UserLocal% /d %UserLocal%  /r /s 


Right click your deployment collection, and choose Modify collection settings. Now add the variable UserLocale and assign the value 0406.

That value will then be used during deployment, In this way you can place computers in different collections and have different MUI’s installed on them.


Be aware that this will only work for region 1 and 2 (Europe and US) out of the box…

If you wish to add MUI’s for Asian or middle east type languages you will have to add support for these, by adding the necessary files to  your image, either before you capture, or during sysprep. A guide for doing that can be found here

A result of not adding these files will be a prompt for the location of the source XP CD.

By | 2009-08-25T15:20:39+00:00 August 25th, 2009|OS Deployment|6 Comments

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  1. Jens March 24, 2010 at 22:53 - Reply

    Ran into a problem and I don’t see any solution:
    – SCCM SP2 R2 + MDT 2010
    – Task Sequence to Build & Capture Win XP SP3 with MUI, incl. Chinese & Japanese

    Problem: TS Stops during State Restore-> Install MUI Step with dialog “Need language files in D:I386lang” or the like

    As I see it,
    – I cannot change the winnt32 commandline to include “copysource:lang”
    – The MUI Setup for the east asian language groups needs the language files included before installing
    – sysprep.inf modifications do not work as they are applied later during the build&capure process, so your post “Working with different languages in Windows XP” doesn’t help either.

    So, to me it semms like there is no way to build an XP reference image with SCCM/MDT with the eastern asian MUI included without using multiple sysprep’ed images?
    Yes, I know I could install MUI later during image deployment, but I’d rather like this in the reference image (as with Vista/Win 7). Also, I’d like to provide a completely automated reference build rather than using manual interventention to get the MUI setup working.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Srini July 9, 2010 at 6:16 - Reply


    Thanks a lot providing Info for MUI

    I tried Second option using MUISETUP.EXE /i %UserLocal% /d %UserLocal% /r /s
    But it is not working ,,can you please help on this

  3. Andy September 24, 2010 at 11:33 - Reply

    Working as a charm! You just made my day 🙂

  4. Suz October 14, 2010 at 14:06 - Reply

    It would be great if we can have a document similar to this for Windows 7 as well , we have one of our client asking for language pack installation for Windows 7 thru Task Sequence.

    Thanks once again for the information it’s very useful.

    Thanks & Regards,

  5. Very energetic blog, I loved that a lot. Will there be
    a part 2?

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