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Thanks to Michel at for the update,

A new article on by Cláudio Rodrigues on MUI (Multilingual User Interface) in a Terminal Services environment:

This articles describes what MUI (Multilingual User Interface) is and the main reasons why it is a must on corporate environments dealing with multiple language requirements. Multilingual User Interface is a set of language specific resource files that you can add to Terminal Servers running Windows Server in English. This technology was initially released with Windows 2000 and is now available for all corporate OSs from Microsoft (like Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, etc).

From the full 
article it's worth noting the following caveats: 

Well as anything else, there are some drawbacks when using MUI. Depending how picky your users are, they may not like MUI as much as a real, localized version of the OS. This means MUI is an excellent alternative and it is probably 98% as close to the real localized version of the OS (on Windows 2003; 90% for Windows 2000). But as I said, not everyone may be happy with 98%...

One good example is the logon screen. As the policy we created will get applied AFTER the user logged in, the system has no way to know that particular person connecting is a French user. So the logon screen will be in English (although you can change it to French but then the English users will see it in French. Very hard to keep everyone happy! Welcome to the real world). I have seen some really picky users out there and they complained about that. No kidding, this is true.

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 6:44 AM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips | Back to top

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