To successfully localize a container, perform the following steps:
Stop the container if it is running:
vzctl stop CTID
replacing CTID with the numeric identifier of the container.
Increase the disk size of the container to at least 1.5 GB (if it is currently smaller than 1.5 GB):
vzctl set CTID --diskspace 1500000 --save
Start the container:
vzctl start CTID
Note: It is important to restart the container before starting the MUI language pack installation if you are changing the disk size on a running container.
Download the corresponding image with the required language:
Windows 2012 MUI language pack can be obtained from
- Microsoft OEM Site https://www.microsoftoem.com/ — for Microsoft partners;
- OEM Partner Center http://www.microsoft.com/oem —for OEM-customers;
- Microsoft Volume Licensing Site https://licensing.microsoft.com/ — for Volume License owners;
- MSDN Subscribtions http://msdn.microsoft.com/ - for MSDN subscribers.
Copy and paste the required language file to a folder in the container.
Open "Regional and Language Options" in Control Panel inside the container.
Click the "Keyboard and Languages" tab.
Under Display Language, click "Install/uninstall languages," and then follow the steps. When it asks to point to the language pack's folder location, set it to the folder from step 5.
- Finish installation and restart the container.
For information on how to localize "Windows 2003"-based containers, refer to the following article:
How can I create localized container on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition?