Taking out cd key from original cds?
Posted on 2004-09-09
Hi, i've just got a new server in from dell with windows 2003 small business server. Company policy is to make a backup of all original cds so that the originals can be kept offsite and the backups are on hand if they are ever needed. The new server software doesnt ask for the cdkey as it has winnt.sif in the i386 folder. I've tried making an iso of it and using tools like winiso or ultraiso to extract that file but when I do this other files randomly dissapear as well. I've tried copying all files to the hard drive then making a new image but this was however unbootable. So does anyone know how to make the changes I want to the backup?
In case you wanted to know why want to do this im concerned that if anyone "borrows" the cds (as has been to happen in the past sadly) they will also have our servers cdkeys. I want to remove them so if this does happen they wont be able to use it with our liscence.