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SQL Server setup media does not support the language.


Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later.
 

Problem Description.
 

You may receive the following error message when trying to install SQL Server on a computer:


"This SQL Server setup media does not support the language of the OS, or does not have the SQL Server English language version installation files. Use the matching language-specific SQL Server media, or install both the language specific MUI and change the format and system locales through the regional settings in the control panel."


Cause.


This issue is related to the localization enforcement behavior that was put in place since SQL Server 2008 R2.

"With SQL Server 2008 R2, there was a localization change made to ensure we allow only supported configurations:

- ENU SQL Server installation on ENU OS

- ENU SQL Server installation on LOC OS (where LOC is any SQL-Server supported language)

- LOC SQL Server installation on LOC OS (where LOC is the same LCID for both SQL Server media and OS language setting)

In the past releases, other combinations were not blocked, but also were not fully supported.

The error message is intentional, and you need to match the system locale and SQL Server media language according to the rules that are now enforced:

[SQL Server setup media does not support the language of the OS or does not have ENU localized files. Use the matching language-specific SQL Server media or change the OS locale through control panel.]"

Source: Max Verun MSFT on this thread.


 

 

 

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