How to change the language of Windows Server 2012 R2

  • You have an account at
  • You have a Dedibox dedicated server
  • You have installed Windows Server 2012 R2 on the server

This tutorial shows you how to change the language of the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system, that is available for installation from the management console.

Change the langue of Windows

You have to enter the “Panneau de configuration” by pressing the “Windows key” + R then enter the command: control

Go to the section “Ajouter un langue”

The list shows the language installed by default. Click on “Ajouter un langue”

In our example we want to add English as language:

If the language is used in more than one country, choose the desired country from the list:

Once the language is chosen, you have to “mount” it to the first position of the list:

Now you have to to check that the language you want to use is available, to check it go to Options

Click on télécharger et installer to download and install the language:

Download in process…

Installation of the language pack

The language pack will be available after the next reboot:

And here is the result: