Monday, 28 December 2009

NAV - Only ENU language installed in NAV2009SP1

Issue:
After installing the NAV2009SP1 classic client. You may find that only the ENU language being installed.

Reason:
There has been major folder restructuring in the install disc in NAV2009. They have gone further in NAV2009SP1 - the language folders have been moved to the main "\Installer\" folder. So if you installed by executing the exe/msi in the client folder - then the language files wont be copied over.
This is a conscious decision by Microsoft. From my understanding they are trying to centralize the installer to a world release and then you install your localized changes (ie language and db). This means everyone in the world will be using the exact same world installer.

Resolution:
Option 1 (preferred) - Execute the language installer under [drive]:\installer\ENA\
Option 2 - Find the folders (ENA and ENZ) and copy them to the Classic\60 folder. Thats basically what option 1 does.
Option 3 - Make sure you install using the main directory setup.exe. This should guide you through it.

1 comment:

BINUM said...

There is a good blog I found on the NAV German team site.
http://blogs.msdn.com/german_nav_developer/archive/2009/09/11/installation-classic-client-nav-2009-sp-1.aspx