OEM vs Volume license Issue
Posted on 2006-05-16
The situation i have is this....
I recently started working for a comapany with 750 seats. A guy whos been with the company for years was responsable for creating the images for all new machine builds, desktop and laptops. He left a month ago. The company is a volume license partner for microsoft, but due to lazeness i believe this guy hasnt been creating fresh images using our volume cds but installing the build from the OEM cd supplied factory with the hardware (contains all the correct drivers etc, so a lot less work!)
So we have many machines running the same license keys....and of course with microsofts new validation tool does not approve of this. Our WSUS server will not install anymore updates either.
Any idea how we can replace all this OEM licenses with our volume key without rebuilding every machine?