I installed SharePoint Language Pack but I can't see the 'Language Settings' link under Site Administration.

From CA I can see that the pack is installed without problems, no errors, no critical issues...

Any ideas?

  • Which language pack? (sounds obvious, but if you had just installed US English no other others [as a practice run], then no extra options appear anywhere).
    – James Love
    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:12
  • microsoft.com/download/en/… This is the one I installed and I suppose it has support for various languages. Jul 27, 2011 at 11:19
  • Ah ok, disregard my comment then :)
    – James Love
    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:20
  • Actually, I believe you need to select the language from the dropdown on that page (default is set to English). It's confusing, because the UI language of that page changes too when you change the selection of the dropdown! For each language, you need to download and configure an individual language pack. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:33
  • Unfortunately there is not a link on the dropdown. The package I downloaded supports all the languages I suppose. So no need to download individual packages for each language. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:47

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Step by Step instruction to install and configure language pack for SharePoint 2010. http://virtualizesharepoint.com/2011/07/21/installing-language-packs-for-sharepoint-2010/

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enter image description here Once the configuration is completed, navigate Central Administration -> Upgrade and Migration –> Check product and patch installation status.

enter image description here Now Open the SharePoint site -> Site Settings -> Site Administration -> Language Settings

  • I think the package I downloaded doesn't include French so that's the problem. It includes, by default, English support so I don't see any language preference anywhere. Product installation status shows that the package is installed. Jul 27, 2011 at 13:54
  • Oh, I love an answer that includes a dead link and no explanation.
    – Christine
    Nov 17, 2017 at 19:41

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