Teams Wide Machine Installer - "ProductLanguage" option

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I try to install the Teams Wide Machine Installer (MSI file) with the option ProductLanguage="1036" for the French language but I have the error below :




If I remove the argument ProductLanguage, the installation works correctly but Teams is in English by default for each users.


Here is my command-line used :

msiexec /i "%~dp0Teams_windows_x64.msi" ProductLanguage="1036" OPTIONS="noAutoStart=true" /qn /norestart ALLUSERS="1"


Did you already encounter this issue ?


Thank you !

6 Replies

Hi @BaptisteGauthier,

To install Teams Wide Machine Installer with the ProductLanguage option perhaps you can try to change the config.xml file:

  1. Download the Teams Wide Machine Installer (MSI file) from the Microsoft website.
  2. Extract the MSI file to a temporary folder.
  3. Open the temporary folder and create a new file called config.xml.
  4. Open the config.xml file in a text editor and add the following code:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>


  1. Save the config.xml file.
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the temporary folder.
  3. Run the following command:


msiexec /i Teams_windows_x64.msi /qb TARGETDIR="%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Microsoft Teams" ALLUSERS="1" CONFIG="config.xml"


This should install Teams Wide Machine Installer with the French language (ProductLanguage="1036").

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Hi @LeonPavesic,


Thanks for your answer.


Unfortunately, this doesn't work. How your command can run the MSI file if the command prompt is in the temporary folder with the config.xml file ?

But anyway I tried to install it with the MSI and EXE file and it doesn't work.

MSI installation seem to not execute the option CONFIG="config.xml"

Also, the option for the targetdirection is not supported for this MSI file.


Maybe the ProductLanguage argument is not supported for Teams ?


Thank you for your help



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Hi Bruce,

My goal is to install Teams Wide Machine in French during the computer deployment with SCCM.
Once Teams is installed in the user profile, no issue with the update.

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Sorry but I don't see the rapport between your answer and my problem.
I just want to try to change the default language for Teams during his deployment.
Office365 support tel me to try the argument ProductLanguage in my command line but seem doesn't work.
Maybe Teams MSI file doesn't support it.
Our OS is in English so Teams configure itself in English by default but we have many French users.