Building a Windows Virtual Machine with no license keys.
Posted on 2008-10-17
I want to build a Windows Virtual PC VM for Windows XP with SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio.
But I want to give this to a third party so they can play with the setup and not have to worry about the installation process and initial configuration for the projects we will be working on.
Obviously, I can't just give them my licensed software.
So, is there a way to build a VM and strip out all the licensing data and force them to enter their keys for the software that they have. I know they have the same software.
I know I could build the VM using their keys, but there are around 10 developers involved, each with their own licenses.
Basically, we've got our own versions, but we've agreed to use a single build platform, at least as a start point.