Short overview of MOSS new installation order with Language Packs

Just wanted to add this to my blog, because I have been asked this twice already last week. The order below is the one I use when I have to install Language Packs. Basically I prefer installing in the same order as the updates have been released. In Belgium we are customed to install 3 languages: English, Dutch and French. Hence this post

First of all install the prerequisite software for Windows Server 2003:

IIS 6.0
Asp.Net 2.0
.Net Framework 3.0

Then start the installation of MOSS and updates:

Install MOSS (English and without SP1)
Install WSS language pack French x86 x64
Install MOSS language pack French x86 x64
Install WSS language pack Dutch x86 x64
Install MOSS language pack Dutch x86 x64
install WSS 3.0 SP1  x86 x64
install Moss 2007 SP1 x86 x64
Install WSS SP1 language pack French x86 x64
Install MOSS SP1 language pack French x86 x64
Install WSS SP1 language pack Dutch x86 x64
Install MOSS SP1 language pack Dutch x86 x64
Install Post-SP1 WSS Infrastructure update x86 x64
Install Post-SP1 MOSS infrastructure update x86 x64

I have added the link to the MS download site for each individual update as requested by a colleague of mine.

Remember that you do not need the Configuration Wizard at each step. Some of the updates automatically start the wizard. Just simply cancel it out and continue installing the rest of the updates. What I always try to keep in mind is to install the updates for WSS first and then continue withthe MOSS counterpart.

Another little thing to remember is that you can get the language packs form the Microsoft download site for free.

2 thoughts on “Short overview of MOSS new installation order with Language Packs

  1. What about installing a French version of MOSS? Can you install it on a server running an English version or must you install it on a different server?

  2. Hi Darren,

    you can install a french version of MOSS on an english version server. The installation of MOSS is basically a core installation with an included language pack. If you look closely at your eventlogs, you will notice that during the setup, MOSS installs the language pack corresponding to the language of the installation media. Of course do not expect to be able to create English sites with your French MOSS installation. You will then need to add the english language packs.

    greetings.

    Dirk

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