Change the language of the PBA dialog belatedly

  • Article ID: 109182
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2010

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



Is it possible to change the language of the PBA belatedly?


SDE 4.60 provides a tool (setpbalang.exe) which allows the subsequent adjustment (i.e. after installation) of the language the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption PBA uses.

By default, the logon screen uses the language selected during installation (German, English or French). Users now no longer have to de-install Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption to display the pre-boot authentication texts in a different language.

You can call SetPBALang with these parameters:

[en | de | fr] Specifies the new language

[n] Uses a number (1-255) for the language setting

The following languages are supported:

After you restart the PC, the changed language setting will be applied.

The tool can be found in the installation folder of Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption.

Hint: This tool can change displayed text in the pre-boot authentication phase retrospectively but not the keyboard layout.

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If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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