SharePoint 2010 "The language of this installation package is not supported by your system"

Installing SharePoint 2010 on a x64 Vista or Windows 7 workstation is great, if you read the instructions properly…

Following the instructions works. No need to re-gurgitate… however this little supposed “unsupported language” problem cropped up… well I should really have RTFM

To extract the files from the .exe, actually use the extract switch as instructed, not 7zip or your preferred decompression tool…

OfficeServer.exe /extract:c:SP2010

That’s all – elementary mistake really… also remember to install the hotfix before running the configuration wizard.

10 thoughts on “SharePoint 2010 "The language of this installation package is not supported by your system"

  1. ooooo ! thanks this helps i was using win zip so my installation fails .. i am giving a trial at this

  2. Those who are trying to install SharePointFoundation 2010 Server needs to type:
    c:SharePointFilesSharePointFoundation /extract:c:SharePointFiles

    Lost my 30 mins for the error MSDN people did.. grrrr

  3. Thanks… I have extracted the files using WinRAR. I will give a try on this also.

  4. Yay, thanks for the tip. Did the same mistake and extracted via WinRAR. You saved me a lot of trouble finding the solution to this.

  5. Hope this helps……………………… easy as 1,2,3..

    1. Download SharePoint =
    put the setup file to a new folder: C:SharePointFiles (I downloaded: SharePoint_SP2_en-us.exe )

    2. Extract the file =
    open dos prompt, cd to the new folder, and run this command:
    c:SharePointFilesSharePoint_SP2_en-us.exe /extract:c:SharePointFiles
    (Where SharePoint_SP2_en-us.exe is the name of the file you downloaded)

    3. edit config.xml =
    navigate to this folder in the file system: C:SharePointFilesFilesSetup
    Add this line to the config.xml:
    ( between the tags )

    Now you can run the setup: c:SharePointFiles> setup.exe

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