I have language packs
KB2839636 staged and approved in Windows Server Update Services 2012 R2, but my Windows Server Core 2012 R2 clients refuse to install it. After googling the issue, it appears that these language pack updates are unable to be installed via WSUS, and have to be manually installed on the clients via the Language Control Panel. Unfortunately the Language Control Panel is not available on the Core edition of Windows server, both
control.exe input.dll and
control.exe /name Microsoft.Language do not work. I've tried installing the CAB files manually with
dism /online /Add-Package /Package-Name:E:\WsusContent\65\F1C5505C26603C0E907DEDD5A4B3A0E6511E44C65.cab but the updates are not registered as being installed in the WSUS console.
How can I go about getting these language packs installed on Server Core 2012 R2? Yes I know these language packs do little to nothing on Server Core. And that I could work around this issue by creating separate groups in the WSUS console for the Core and non-Core editions of Windows Server, and approving these updates only for the non-Core editions. But to satisfy my autism i'd like to get these updates installed anyways, because if they really were never intended to target Core editions of Windows Server, i'm assuming the WSUS console wouldn't say my Core servers are applicable for them. Right now the only way I can think of is using a tool like Altiris RapidInstall or Sysinternals Process Monitor to see what file/registry changes are made while adding a language pack on a non-Core edition of Windows Server, after it has already been installed with
dism.exe and then applying these changes to the Core edition servers.