Backup & Recovery

It is quite simple to run the installation of Symantec System Recovery (SSR) in a non-English version by starting it from "browse.exe" file. You just select the language you are interested in and continue the wizard.

What if you, for some specific reason, need to do this from command line? Let's assume you already downloaded the SSR iso and exported it to "C:\Symantec System Recovery" directory and that you want to install the SSR in German. Here are two possibilities:

Running the installation from setup.exe file:

1. Open command line and go to "C:\Symantec System Recovery" folder:
cd "C:\Symantec System Recovery"
2. Enter the SSR\SSRx64 (if using 64-bit machine) or SSR\SSR32 (if using 32-bit machine) folder:
cd SSR\SSRx64
3. Run the following command to install German SSR:
Setup.exe /SSRLANG:"DE" /CONSOLE: /AGENT:

You will notice that the installation wizard is in English, but after the restart (reboot of the machine is necessary) you will see that the SSR language is German.

What if you plan to install another language? Just change the "DE" in the installation command in step 3 to another language code:
"CH" - for Chinese (Traditional)
"EN" - for English (not necessary needed to use since the English version is installed by default)
"ES" - for Spanish
"FR" - for French
"IT" - for Italian
"JP" - for Japanese
"KO" - for Korean
"PT" - for Portuguese
"RU" - for Russian
"ZH" - for Chinese (Simplified)

(For the Language codes check http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO98851)

Running the installation from "Symantec System Recovery.msi" file:

Running the installation from .exe file does not give the possibility to enable the installation verbose logging for troubleshooting purposes. That possibility is given if the installation is run from .msi file. Another difference is, that not only the SSR but the installation wizard will be in the language you choose.

1. Open command line and go to "C:\Symantec System Recovery" folder:
cd "C:\Symantec System Recovery"
2. Enter the SSR\SSRx64\Install\Media (if using 64-bit machine) or SSSR\SSR32\Install\Media (if using 32-bit machine) folder:
cd SSR\SSRx64\Install\Media
3. Run the following command to install German SSR while enabling the debugging:
msiexec /i "Symantec System Recovery.msi" TRANSFORMS="1031.mst" /L*V C:\SSRinst.log

The installation log will be created in "C:\SSRinst.log" file.


For other language you should add different .mst to the installation command (all files are present in the Media directory where the .msi itself is):
1028.mst - Chinese (Traditional)
1033.mst - English (not necessary needed to use since the English version is installed by default)
1034.mst - Spanish
1036.mst - French
1040.mst - Italian
1041.mst - Japanese
1042.mst - Korean
1046.mst - Portuguese
1049.mst - Russian
2052.mst - Chinese (Simplified)

(For the Language number codes check http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd346950.aspx)