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How To Add a Product Key to An XP RIS Image

Posted on 2004-09-05
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I asked this question last night, and thought I got the correct answer. Maybe I did, but something else just isn't working. The answer I was giving was to add this to the answer file under the [UserData] section:

ProductID = "xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"

I did that though, and today when I pulled 5 installs from my RIS image, all 5 of them prompted me for my key. The OS image is XP Pro Corporate w/ SP2 slipstreamed. When I type the key in it works fine. I can post my answer file if you need me to....
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Maybe your syntax is wrong or you have it in the wrong place.

Here is a sample
;SetupMgrTag
[Data]
    AutoPartition=1
    MsDosInitiated="1"
    UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    floppyless="1"
    OriSrc="\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%"
    OriTyp="4"
    LocalSourceOnCD=1

[SetupData]
    OsLoadOptions="/noguiboot /fastdetect"
    SetupSourceDevice="\Device\LanmanRedirector\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%"

[Unattended]
    UnattendMode=ProvideDefault
    OemPreinstall=No
    TargetPath=\WINDOWS
    FileSystem=LeaveAlone
    NtUpgrade=No
    OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade=No

[GuiUnattended]
    AdminPassword="xxxxxxx"
    EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
    OEMSkipRegional=1
    TimeZone=%TIMEZONE%

[UserData]
    ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    FullName="Admin"
    OrgName="Company"
    ComputerName=%MACHINENAME%

[Display]
    BitsPerPel=32
    Xresolution=1024
    YResolution=768
    Vrefresh=72

[RegionalSettings]
    LanguageGroup=1
    Language=00000809

[SetupMgr]
    DistFolder=C:\windist
    DistShare=windist

[Identification]
    JoinDomain=%MACHINEDOMAIN%
    DoOldStyleDomainJoin=Yes

[Networking]
    InstallDefaultComponents=Yes
    ProcessPageSections=Yes

[RemoteInstall]
    Repartition=Yes

[OSChooser]
    Description="Windows Professional - Standard Installation"
    Help="This will install Windows Professional in a standard configuration."
    LaunchFile="%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%\templates\startrom.com"
    ImageType=Flat

hope this helps
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Your problem is you are using
ProductID = "xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"
it should be
ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
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by:Grime121
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ok, yeah that's probably it. I need to take the quotes off.
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by:ColinRoyds
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and ProductKey not ProductID
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by:Grime121
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ProductID worked fine, but I did have to take the quotes off. It's working now.
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