MDT in a Box – Part 7 – Add Language Pack

MDT in a Box – Part 7 – Add Language Pack


This BLOG will describe the instruction how to create your very own “MDT in a Box” server. You can use this server to create images for physical computers, RDS, WVD and probably also other VDI environments. MDT is Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a few Windows tool to automate the Operation System Deployment (OSD). I use this often in my work for customers to create “golden images” for RDS or WVD.

With the MDT in a box you can create VHD or WIM files for your environments, or for you client environments. You can install several applications, scripts, language packs and updates in this task sequence.

In my work I use MDT to create “golden images” for RDS2019 and Windows Virtual Desktop with Windows 10 Enterprise Multi Session.

This BLOG is very long so I split it in a few parts.

1. Prepare the Server

2. Install MDT

3. Configure MDT

4. Deploy Windows 10 – ISO

5. Deploy Windows 10 – Multisession (WVD)

6. Add applications

7. Add language pack.

8. Add Windows Updates

MDT in a Box – Part 7 – Add Language Pack

If you are building an image for WVD and you want to change the language you need to add a language pack. In this example I add the Dutch (NL) language pack.

For the Windows 10 – 1909 version we need to use the 1903 language pack. I used this ISO file downloaded from MSDN: mu_windows_10_language_pack_version_1903_x86_arm64_x64_dvd_c45a68ac.iso

We need these 3 files: They are on the ISO I downloaded, if you cannot download this ISO you need to grab them from somewhere else.

From the ISO:\LocalExperiencePack\nl-nl

  • License.xml

From the ISO: \x64\langpacks


Create a folder in your sources location for this language pack. I named it “1903_Language_nl-NL” put the three files from above in this folder.

In the same folder add the install.cmd file as described below.


rem Install Language CAB file.
dism.exe /online /Add-Package /PackagePath=Microsoft-Windows-Client-Language-Pack_x64_nl-nl.CAB /NoRestart

rem Install APP file.
dism.exe /online /Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage / /LicensePath=License.xml /NoRestart

Add this language pack as an application explained in part 6. Use install.cmd as the “Quiet install command”.

End of part 7, continue on part 8.

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