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.

  • destydeny

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

  • http://balajiindia.wordpress.com Balaji

    Thanks Buddy this helped made the same mistake using 7 zip

  • perepechin

    Thanks! I did the same mistake :)

  • Frodale

    thanks!!!!, i was about to reinstall windows 7 :D, or to use a virtual machine

  • Abhishek Ravi

    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

  • Baldev Rawat

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

  • Ioana Crisitna Oltean

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/IamAko1 Ahmed Atallah

    man you are a saver.. thanx