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Why are my SQL 2008 R2 SSMS error messages in German?

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As per title.  The op sys. regional settings are English (US) as is the server instance.

Thanks in advance,

Col
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What is your login's default language set to?  You can check that by opening up the Security > Logins node on your server (not DB), then double click your user.
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Good shout, thanks, but that's English too.

Col
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Hmm, that's weird.  You didn't execute something like "set language german" I assume? (perhaps hidden in a script somewhere written by someone else who likes putting jokes in scripts)

Has it always been like this?
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Hi, no, there is no German culture at the company, (or sense of humour!)  - just kidding!  The server has always been like it as far as I know.
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^^:)

Do your colleagues using another client PC and other user get the same language?
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Sorry, missed that last post.  I'm pretty much a one man band here as far as SQL is concerned.

I reset the server language to us_english and it's fine now.

Thanks for your help anyway...one of life's mysteries.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for colinspurs's comment #a39698405

for the following reason:

The situation was easily fixed without knowing the cause.  Hence the C!
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I found the problem.  Server name, right click, properties, general, Language = English (United States)...BUT....Advanced, Default language = German!
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I did think of that property but didn't mention it because according to it's description it "specifies the default language for all newly created logins".

In your case you confirmed that your login was set to English.  So this is some strange behavior, unless that description is wrong?!

Good that you solved it anyway...
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Yes, I am not convinced it has solved the issue, I'll find out today - the server was rebooted overnight.

Cheers
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I have absolutely no idea what I was looking at when I checked this the first time - probably a different server instance!

Cheers,

   Col
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Ow, so your login was actually set to German then?  Thanks for the points & have a nice weekend!
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Yeah...I think I need a break!

Thanks for your help, have a good one yourself.
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