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.

9 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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