28Sep/154

How to change the display language on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016

Servers you order at Contabo will be installed in English language by default. If you want to change the display language the following guide will help you to perform this on your Windows Server step-by-step.

Please log in to your server via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), enter the control panel, and click on „Add a language“.

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An overview of currently installed languages appears.

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By clicking on „Add a language“, you will be redirected to the full list of available languages.

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Choose the desired display language and click on „Add“. The chosen language will be shown in your language overview now. In our example German has been added.

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The language on top of this list will be the default one. Move your desired display language to the top position and click on „Options“. Windows will check the availability of the language pack automatically and afterwards you can click „Download and install language pack“. Once the installation has finished, you will see the message "Installation complete".

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You can now reboot your server to activate the changes for your local user or you can apply the language changes for the welcome screen and new user accounts as well.

In order to apply the language changes system-wide for your welcome screen and new user accounts, please switch to the language overview again and click on „Advanced settings“. Now select „Apply language settings to the welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts“.

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In the menu which will open up next, please click on "Copy settings" and activate the checkboxes for copying your language settings to „Welcome screen and system account“ and / or to „New user accounts“:

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After saving these settings, Windows will ask for a reboot which will complete the process of changing the language system-wide.

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21Sep/152

How to change the display language on Windows Server 2008 R2

Servers you order at Contabo will be installed in English language by default. If you want to change the display language the following guide will help you to perform this on your Windows Server 2008 R2 step-by-step.

All steps should be performed on your server directly, if you are using Internet Explorer you may need to disable the "Enhanced Security" mode temporarily.

 

To change the language pack in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 you need to download the desired language pack here.

Please choose the desired language from the dropdown menu. The website will be reloading and you will have to wait until this reload is finished since you will be downloading the English language pack by default otherwise. Once the website has switched to the language of your choice, click on "Download" (will now be shown in your chosen language).

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After the download has finished, you need to run the .exe-File.

The following window will open to update you about the installation status.

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Once the installation has been completed, please enter the Control Panel of your server and click on "Change display language" in the section "Clock language and region".

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Choose the desired language in the dropdown menu and confrm with "Apply".

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After you logged out and back in again Windows will be shown in the chosen language.

To modify the language system-wide also for the welcome screen and new user accounts, please enter the Control Panel again, and click on "Change display language". In the "Administrative" tab click on "Copy settings".

Confirm the checkboxes for copying your language settings to „Welcome screen and system accounts“ and / or to „New user accounts“.

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After saving these settings, Windows will ask for a reboot which will complete the process of changing the language system-wide.

 

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