Setting default language & time zone for all OWA 2007 users…

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Exchange 2007 OWA provides a new screen to select your language and time zone when you login for the first time.


As an administrator, you can preset the language & time zone (depending upon the company’s location) and users won’t be presented with the options when they login.

In order to set the default language for OWA, run the following command.

Set-OWAVirtualDirectory “owa (Default Web Site)” -DefaultClientLanguage LocalID.

Local ID is a decimal number given for each language. Check your language’s equivalent local id here

In my case, Local ID for English -United Kingdom is 2057. So, the command will be
Set-OWAVirtualDirectory “owa (Default Web Site)” -DefaultClientLanguage 2057.

Though you can set the default language, users can always change the language by going into Options -> Regional Language in OWA 2007.

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