What is the best way to deploy IE11 for multi languages? I am being asked to package this and I think it should be done by SCCM (WSUS)I have never looked into this so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A customer needs to deploy IE11 multilingual if possible to Windows 7 machines. Am I right in thinking if I us IEAK tool I need to do a package per language? Also it really should go through WSUS to me so if we go that route would that still be multiple exe's to deploy per language/country.

Thanks in advance

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Posted by: Arcuss88 7 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I agree with EdT, I too was faced with this exact situation and my first thought was to just deploy it as a Patch.  This was all well and good, but we found that multiple reboots (at least two) were required because the IE11 installation patch doesn't include any of the cumulative updates.  When deploying using IEAK the during the setup it bases the installed version of IE on the source computer.  What we found also was that the December IE11 Cumulative Update, KB3008923, apparently had a bug in it where when installing IE with this patch the InetRes.adml file used for defining GPO's for IE11 is corrupted or not formatted correctly.  My customer ended up reaching out to Microsoft about this and they were able to confirm the issue, but didn't have a solution besides don't install IE11 with that patch.  Thanks MS!  I'm hoping others bring this up and it is addressed in a future cumulative update.
Posted by: EdT 8 years ago
Red Belt
I would recommend starting with the IEAK and then checking out the configuration options.  It's been a while since I used the IEAK and I cannot recall the language page but it's quick to set up and try it, and if it can't be done with the IEAK then I doubt it can be done (easily) any other way.
Posted by: jnoxon1 6 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I know this is an old thread but for Google's sake I wanted to post another possible solution.

I got the call to work on something like this for a client.  They had a script Deploying via SCCM  that was initially working but then started to have issues on systems in their environment that were not built the same or just differently! (IKR).

Mainly they had problems if a language in the script was not installed on the system.  So I added some logic in that checks for the language pack's registry key before installing modules for that language.

Here is an example of the batch file:

Xcopy . "%PACKAGEPATH%" /qhevryki

%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2834140-v2-x64.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2670838-x64.CAB /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2639308-x64.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2533623-x64.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2731771-x64.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2729094-v2-x64.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\IE-Win7.CAB /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.3-KB2849696-x86.cab /quiet /norestart

REM Language Specific Checks and installs
REM Check for English, en-US
reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\en-US /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLENUS) else (goto DEDE)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.3-KB2849697-x86.cab /quiet /norestart

reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\es-ES /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLESES) else (goto FRFR)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-es-es.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.3-KB2849696-x86-es.cab /quiet /norestart

reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\it-IT /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLITIT) else (goto JAJP)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-it-it.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.3-KB2849696-x86-it.cab /quiet /norestart

reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\ja-JP /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLJAJP) else (goto KOKR)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-ja-jp.cab/quiet /norestart

REM Check for DUTCH, NL-NL
reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\nl-NL /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLNLNL) else (goto PTBR)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-nl-nl.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.3-KB2849696-x86-nl.cab /quiet /norestart

REM Check for Portugese (Brazil), PT-BR
reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\pt-BR /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLPTBR) else (goto PTPT)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-pt-br.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.3-KB2849696-x86-pt-br.cab /quiet /norestart

REM Check for Portugese (Portugal), PT-PT
reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\pt-PT /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLPTPT) else (goto SVSE)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-pt-pt.cab /quiet /norestart
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.3-KB2849696-x86-pt-pt.cab /quiet /norestart

reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\vi-VN /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLVIVN) else (goto ZHCN)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-vi-vn.cab /quiet /norestart

REM Check for CHINESE (Traditional), ZH-CN
reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\zh-CN /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLZHCN) else (goto ZHHK)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-zh-cn.cab /quiet /norestart

REM Check for CHINESE (Simplified), ZH-HK
reg query HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages\zh-HK /ve
if %ERRORLEVEL% EQU 0 (goto INSTALLZHHK) else (goto COMMON2)
%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\Windows6.1-KB2841134-x64-zh-hk.cab /quiet /norestart

%WINDIR%\System32\dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:%PACKAGEPATH%\IE11-Windows6.1-KB3093983-x64.cab /quiet /norestart

Hope this helps someone in the future.

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