Can you change the core language? I managed to download a Swedish version of SharePoint Foundation 2013 SP1 and install it.

Now I'm having problem with installing Forefront Identity Manager portal and service because it says the language is not supported.

I tried installing the English language pack, but it is still in Swedish.

Do I have to re-install everything?

  • Have you tried changing the language from Internet Explorer options? Oct 20, 2014 at 15:40
  • Yes. English is selected as display language (but still Swedish in the Central Administration page). The problem is that even the configuration wizard is in Swedish. Oct 20, 2014 at 15:45
  • Try running SharePoint Configuration Wizard Oct 20, 2014 at 15:48
  • I did and this is the one I downloaded and followed: microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=42256. But I dont thinks it change anything in the core. The error that I receive from the FIM installation is: "An exception occurred while running Microsoft.IdentityManagement.SolutionPackUtility.exe: Språket stöds inte på servern. (The language is not supported on the server)" Oct 20, 2014 at 15:57
  • what is server language?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Oct 20, 2014 at 17:34

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Once it is created you cannot change it easily. You have to back up the content database and reattach it with the new LCID attached (1033 for english)

Here is an artical which explains how to do it. Good Luck!

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