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Hello,

For some reason when we receive error messages on a specific server, they are displayed in German rather than English.  Under Region and Language within the Control Panel, all applicable settings are either English or United States.  I can't find anything mentioning German.

An example screenshot is below (co-worker said this message is an unable to log in because of lack of permission issue).

Thanks for any help.

german-error-message.bmp
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The only thing I can imagine that could be the cause is that your OS was installed as a German version originally, and English added later as a Language pack.

Although Language packs generally work OK, there can always be some problems that not everything is translated, and so for those things you get the originally installed language.
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Thanks for the response.  Do you know if there is a way to verify this?  I would imagine the install language would be logged somewhere.
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In Region and Language, Keyboards and languages, select install/uninstall languages, then uninstall display languages. You should then see all the languages installed, and all except the main language should have a check box so you could remove it.

I have just, by the way, installed the German Language pack to my English 2008 r2 server, created a German user account and made German his language, and some of the messages appear in English and not German.
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Interesting.  I'm at the point where I guess I'll just deal with it until the server gets replaced.  Incidentally when I checked the area you mentioned only English was listed:

Language
(yellow exclamation) English (English)

Type
MUI

Size
(blank)

Message
Language is the system language (default language of the user interface).
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rindi provided a possible cause for the problem.  I have not been able to locate a possible solution short of formatting the server and starting from scratch.
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