I have a base build using sysprep for Windows 2003 Server working great for a particular computer that prompts the user for the Product Key upon boot. One problem is that the timer is not resetting so that after 59 more days, the user will not be able to get past the 3 boots necessary to complete install.
In sysprep, there is a gui if you call it by sysprep.exe that says
" Don't reset grace period for activation". I thought this would mean that if I leave this unchecked, the grace period WILL be reset and there will alway be a grace period for activating the product.
This is not happening and as the days tick down, so does the time for activation.
I have run sysprep from the executable and also by command line:
I don't want the base build to have OS already activated.
I am using sysprep 2.0.