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KMS / MAK Product Keys in Autounattend.xml


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srihariram

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Hi,

How to handle KMS/MAK product keys in autounattend.xml ?
When i enter Vol license key in product key section of winpe, setup throws an error "The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key...."

How to handle this?

Thanks in advance..


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MAK key add in in specialize not in winpe

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Thank you..
Is it just sufficient to add the key in specialize section as below or do need to do something more.

<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.micro...fig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/20...hema-instance">
<ComputerName>ComputerNam</ComputerName>
<ProductKey>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</ProductKey>
</component>
</settings>

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yes thats where its needed

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It also works if you put the default install key into the WinPE phase, and then the MAK key in specialize.
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srihariram

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Thank you..

It works without error when KMS/MAK key is provided in specialize phase. Does 2008 get automatically licensed after OS comes up or do we need to something more to make in active.

Regards..

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I've only made one image with a MAK key in it and that was on Monday. I did a test and sysprep the OS, but it said I needed to manually activate. I am not allowed to activate KMS keys because they aren't ours so I didn't see if it needed to be online to do it or not.

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I specify our MAK or KMS keys in both the WinPE and Specialize passes, under Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup <ProductKey></ProductKey> and Microsoft-Windows-Setup <Key></Key>. Windows will automatically activate within a few days using the key provided during install.




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