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Need to extract Langage Pack from OS ISO in Windows 2016

Last Modified: 2020-11-16
In our Citrix environment, our main language is English.  However; we are global and in the past have installed Language packs for languages such as Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

With the Windows 2016 system, it is recommended to grab the languages selecting Settings, Time & Language, Region & language and simply add the languages I would like.  I have done this, however; on some of my systems it stalls or is downloading the Language Basic features and OCR but is not grabbing the Language Pack itself for the languages.  Works sometimes, but most systems this isn't working properly.  Other updates are running fine.

I can see that the language packs are missing by running a dism /online /get-packages /format:table

On a few systems were this works properly, I have the full path:

Microsoft-Windows-Server-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~ja-JP~10.0.14393.0                       | Installed       | Language Pack   | 12/7/2018 6:36 PM
Microsoft-Windows-Server-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~ko-KR~10.0.14393.0                       | Installed       | Language Pack   | 12/10/2018 6:58 PM
Microsoft-Windows-Server-LanguagePack-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-CN~10.0.14393.0                       | Installed       | Language Pack   | 12/10/2018 6:58 PM

Reading a lot of things are pointing me to mount the ISO and extract from their using DSIM but that doesn't seem to be working.  Are the language packs stored on a separate ISO?  

Or if they reside on the main 2016 ISO image, what is the correct syntax to extract them?  I don't see the LP.cab's when just browsing.

Thanks in advance.
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Seth SimmonsLead Systems Administrator

Are the language packs stored on a separate ISO?

you can get them from the volume license portal

Add languages to Windows images



Thanks - we have an Enterprise account but I personally don't have access to that and can tell you (large org) I won't be able to get it..  Is there another way to access these files by extracting from the Windows ISO or do I need to setup a new MSDN account or something to obtain these?

Thanks in advance.

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Arg - ok thanks.  I guess I'm stuck relying on Windows Update - that's truly unfortunate.

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