Office 2019 Pro plus default display language

Amir Atary 21 Reputation points

Hello to all,

I have built an xml for installing Office 2019 Pro plus.

I only need to install 2 languages: Hebrew, English.

My goal is to have Hebrew as a default display language to all apps, but its seems that what ever I do, English is chosen every time :(

I have read that if Hebrew will appear first on the list, it will be the default display language.

Any idea why it behaves like that?

<Configuration ID="5834bc7c-a0cd-4e8d-9e26-0613a53f250d">
  <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="PerpetualVL2019">
    <Product ID="ProPlus2019Volume" PIDKEY="NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP">
      <Language ID="he-il" />
      <Language ID="en-us" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Powerpoint" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Excel" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Access" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
      <ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive" />
    <Product ID="LanguagePack">
      <Language ID="he-il" />
      <Language ID="en-us" />
    <Product ID="ProofingTools">
      <Language ID="he-il" />
      <Language ID="en-us" />
  <Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="0" />
  <Property Name="SCLCacheOverride" Value="0" />
  <Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="0" />
  <Property Name="FORCEAPPSHUTDOWN" Value="FALSE" />
  <Property Name="DeviceBasedLicensing" Value="0" />
  <Updates Enabled="TRUE" />
    <Setup Name="Company" Value="Amir" />


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  1. Erin Ding-MSFT 4,456 Reputation points

    @Amir Atary

    I did the test based on your xml and reproduced your issue that English is the default display language.

    As a workaround, you could use Group Policy to enforce language settings.
    After setting, you could press win+R, type gpupdate to update Group Policy settings.

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