This has got me slightly perplexed. And somewhat frustrated. And completely stressed.
I am trying to install SharePoint 2013 SP1 onto a clean Windows Server 2012 R2 (on a Hyper-V VM). Having finally battled through thick and thin to install the pre-requisites (which was painless in the end!), I am now stuck installing SharePoint. I have downloaded using my MSDN subscription:
As part of this I have had to download the
wsssetup.dll file and put it in the updates folder. I have copied the iso files to the C drive to get around the version of dotnetframework installed - see here.
When I install, I am essentially presented with the message:
The language of this installation package is not supported by your system.
Digging into the setup logs I see:
2020/11/19 17:31:16:413:: Resource File Manager : Current user's LCID is . 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Resource File Manager : error : ResourceFileManager does not contain at least one ResourceFile. Unable to find best match ResourceFile for CultureTag=[en-GB]. 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Unable to locate a suitable resource file which contains resources that match the current user's Locale . 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Checking the value of 'Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\LanguageResources[PreferredSetupLanguage]' 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Unable to select the language in which to run setup because no setup resource file(s) were located. 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Preparing to prompt user to select the language in which to run setup.exe in (i.e. the culture of the resource file to load.) 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: SELECT_CULTURE : Initializing OSelectCulture UI... 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: SELECT_CULTURE : error : ResourceFileManagerPtr has no language(s) for user to select from. 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Error: Installation of this product requires operating system supplemental language support. ErrorCode: 0(0x0). Failed final attempt to load a setupexe resource file. 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Error: Installation of this product requires operating system supplemental language support. Type: 54::NoSupportedCulture. 2020/11/19 17:31:16:445:: Showing parent-less message Title: 'Setup Error', Message: 'The language of this installation package is not supported by your system.
Before clicking OK and exiting.
The OS was installed using English (United Kingdom). Curiously I have had to download language pack in
Control Panel -> Language manually. I have tried adding the US language through Control Panel.
LCID 2057 from the log file is English Great Britain (see here).
I am literally at my wits end. I have had nothing but trouble installing this. Unfortunately I cannot use any other version - political and out of my hands.
According to the setup.exe, it is language neutral:
Recap on steps
- Create VM
- Install Windows Server 2012 R2
- Ran ALL updates until no more to install
- Enable blocked MS Download URLs to PreRequitiste installer works sucessfully
- Install SharePoint 2013 PreRequisites
- Install SharePoint 2013
I have tried tweaking the registry keys for
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\LanguageResources. This did change the LCID in the setup logs, but didn't fix the issue.
Is there some language I need to install? Is there meant to be some resources (resx) somewhere in the setup.exe? Is there a way to see what resources are in there?
Unfortunately Process Monitor hasn't helped fix it, although it did reveal that registry key.