Hello folks, David Steadman Here!!
Today with the release of the Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1 August 2017 Hotfix (4.4.1642.0), We released a enhancement that allow you map all similar languages to one that is supported.
For example, if the Windows Display Language is ES-CL (Spanish Chile), or any ES-**, we will attempt to map this to ES-ES (Spanish Spain), if possible.
If the automatic mappings are not working as desired, we have added a registry key that can over-ride the Windows Display Language setting, with a specific language.
Registry Value Name: OverrideDefaultUILocale
Value Type: String Value
Location: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Forefront Identity Manager\2010\Extensions]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Forefront Identity Manager\2010\Extensions]
Please note: The value that is provided in the OverrideDefaultUILocale should match one of the installed MIM Add-ins and Extensions language pack languages.
This over-ride value will only take effect if the Windows Display Language doesn’t have an exact match to a MIM Add-ins and Extensions language pack. For instance, if the Windows Display Language is ES-ES, and we have the ES-ES MIM language pack installed, then we will not be able to override this match with another language, such as FR-FR.
Example: You have zh-HK locale in a system. Two SSPR localization packs are installed for zh-CN and zh-TW. By “default” now SSPR will select zh-CN (according to internal order). But you can create registry key: “OverrideDefaultUILocale”=”zh-TW” and SSPR will use zh-TW localization. Also you can install any other localization pack (like fr-FR or ko-KR) and use it via this registry.
Important: If you have installed valid localization pack for the current system locale (ex: locale ES-ES and localization ES-ES) NO OTHER localizations can be selected via registry or any other mechanism.
The following is a list of valid values, as of this update.