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Topic # 242608 5-Nov-2018 15:06
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Has anyone got a process to silently deploy the required files for the Maori language pack and associated files for Win10 1803? I've got the LIP as well as mi-NZ "Basic" and "Handwriting" CABs and can install them using DISM /add-package or the LPKSETUP tool and either will "complete" but nothing shows up in the Language settings afterwards.


DISM /get-packages shows it as "Installed" but adding it from the settings causes Windows to go off and try to download it from the internet again.


What's the magic trick for getting this to go?



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  Reply # 2120872 6-Nov-2018 13:51
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Was bored and decided to have a go at this and these are my results


This is confirmed as working (on my end at least) with Win 10 x64 1809


Ok, so the language pack I installed was downloaded from 


Add LIP to image


2 methods to do this. First one is to add to a WIM before deployment via MDT/SCCM/OtherApp but id probably just add it as a step to the task sequence so that you dont have to add it every time a new WIM is used


DISM /online /add-package /packagepath:.\FolderPath




You then need to either Powershell the language default settings or set the optional language via an unattend.xml file


Unattend.xml File


You can set the language via the specialize part in an unattend.xml file. The settings i use for en-nz are 


  • InputLocale 1409:00000409 (New Zealand)
  • SystemLocale: en-NZ
  • UI Language: en-US
  • UILanguageFallback:
  • UserLocale: en-NZ

So you would have to play around with finding the correct settings for maori as default. My guess would be setting Userlocale mi-latn but probably a trial and error on your behalf.


  • InputLocale 0481:00000481 (Maori)

Powershell - Set Language


##This will add Maori as an optional language in your OS Language Settings.


$LangList = get-winuserlanguagelist
set-winuserlanguagelist -language $LangList


## This next command will set the default language


set-winuilanguageoverride -language mi-latn ##change it to en-nz if you want english as default and maori as option


Powershell - Checks


The following command will list installed language packs in your current image (use /image-path if its an offline image). Do this to test if the files are installed.


dism /online /get-intl /english


This command lists the languages set (same as looking at languages via settings in Win10)








You do need a restart after set-winuilanguageoveride command. So script a restart in your task sequence for this to take effect.






Obviously this is taken from the point of view that you are using this during a task sequence during the building of laptop/desktop. If you want to roll out to an already existing fleet (ie via SCCM) your sequence would be a single powershell script that 



  1. Installed the LIP
  2. Set languages and languageoverride
  3. reboot (maybe with a prompt or a 2min delay or something)


It would be safest to set the script to run at logoff or when the user is not logged in, or maybe just script adding the maori language as an option and then a group email to everyone linking to a wiki\intranet with instructions on how to change it. 




PM me your emali address if you need more info/screenshots, but yea pretty confident this should be enough to get you going







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  Reply # 2120875 6-Nov-2018 13:53
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heres some info on how this changes in 1809+


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  Reply # 2120911 6-Nov-2018 15:42
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I have X64 1809 and it came with MRI pack by default?? 


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