Installing Language Interface Packs using MDT 2010

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 18 April 2012 / Last Updated on 16 Sept. 2011]

How to install Language Interface Packs using MDT 2010.

Language Interface Packs (LIPs) provide localized resources for commonly used UI elements in Windows and can be considered a kind of localized “skin” which can be applied to a Windows computer.  For more information on LIPs, see

If you try to add a LIP as a package to MDT 2010 to install the LIP as part of a Windows 7 deployment, it won't work.  However, you can install the LIP by adding it as an application to your MDT deployment share.  You need to use the LPKSETUP command line syntax found at to do this.

Mitch Tulloch is a seven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more tips by Mitch you can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.


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Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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