Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 12

Windows 7 SP1 language packs and MDT 2010 giving errors?

Seems like Microsoft changed the name of the Language Packs from “Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package” to “Microsoft-Windows-Client-Refresh-LanguagePack-Package”.  A small distinction, but huge when MDT or SCCM can’t find the language pack name!  In MDT, go to the DeploymentShare’s \Scripts folder, edit “Deploywiz_Initialization.vbs”, and go down to line 1101 – you’ll see that LPQuery is set to look for only the old Language Pack package name.  Add the new package name, and things will work again (you will have to update any media you’ve created, of course).

I found this while searching TechNet, here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/mdt/thread/5253b2e3-a60e-43a5-921d-a9acc6485d35

The change should have line 1101 looking like this when you’re done:
LPQuery = “PackageType = ‘LanguagePack’ and (ProductName = ‘Microsoft-Windows-Client-LanguagePack-Package’ or ProductName = ‘Microsoft-Windows-Client-Refresh-LanguagePack-Package’) and substring(ProductVersion,1,7) = ‘” & left(ImgBuild,7) & “‘ and substring(ProductVersion,5,4) >= ‘” & mid(ImgBuild,5,4) & “‘”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cluberti.com/blog/2011/03/12/windows-7-sp1-language-packs-and-mdt-2010-giving-errors/

Mar 11

Finally getting around to building my lab

I’ve been working on updating my lab hardware – finally got a nice box to run 2008 R2 and Hyper-v, so I’m installing SP1 and my VMs so I can try to crank the next post out.  I haven’t forgotten, but sickness and the job keep me busy.  The next “real” post is indeed coming soon, hopefully in the next few days.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cluberti.com/blog/2011/03/11/finally-getting-around-to-building-my-lab/

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