use of Language pack in SCCM task sequence

Karunasheel Boudh 61 Reputation points
2021-11-04T16:57:53.03+00:00

Hi there,
Please help me to understand
what is use of Language pack in SCCM Task sequence?
what is recommended way to manage drivers on more than 30k machines?

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  1. Amandayou-MSFT 10,941 Reputation points
    2021-11-10T08:18:09.873+00:00

    Hi @Karunasheel Boudh

    Thanks for your reply.

    We could use Add condition in the specific language pack, following variable can be set fo Script:

    OSDUILanguage – will set the UI Language matching the provided Value for Example de-DE (German). If Variable CurrentOSLanguage or OSDDefaultUILanguage is found it will use its Value. This is the only mandatory Variable for this script.
    OSDUserLocale – will set UserLocale matching the provided Value for Example de-AT (Austria). Userlocale specifies the per-user settings that are used for formatting dates, times, currency, and numbers in a Windows installation.
    OSDSystemLocale - will set SystemLocale matching the provided Value for Example de-AT (Austria). SystemLocale specifies the default language to use for non-Unicode programs.

    For detailed information, refer to this link:
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/configuration-manager-archive/how-to-upgrade-windows-clients-with-multiple-languages-installed/ba-p/401044

    About the tab of Add condition, refer to this screenshot:

    148134-1110.png

    Besides, we could use powershell to specify what language the client is installed in, refer to this link:
    https://www.manishbangia.com/how-to-install-language-pack-through-task-sequence-windows-10/
    Note: Non-Microsoft link, just for the reference.


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  1. Amandayou-MSFT 10,941 Reputation points
    2021-11-05T03:46:24.877+00:00

    Hi @Karunasheel Boudh ,

    what is use of Language pack in SCCM Task sequence?
    As we managed many clients, the clients may be from multiple countries or regions. If we need to deploy the task sequence, they require the various language pack for these users to choose.

    what is recommended way to manage drivers on more than 30k machines?
    Based on my experience, we could do the following management:
    According to the computers' branch, for example: lenovo, dell...
    And then according to the model,G470, T430, Y470...
    Finally, we could categorize driver.
    It's just my idea, and it could be adjusted according to the actual situation.


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  2. Pavel Yannara Mirochnitchenko 6,911 Reputation points
    2021-11-07T15:16:14.347+00:00

    Using Language Pack might contain some issues in Windows 10. In W10, it is very annoying that you have legacy Control Panel and new Settings app, and because of region and language settings you need to jump back and forward. Applying additional keyboard layouts is a pain for administrator. Windows 7 had much more solid setup of regional and language settings. We once opened a Microsoft support ticket about this, and the answer was to prefer using language based images, not language packs.

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