Windows XP Mode - VHD Deployment
Posted on 2010-09-07
I am currently creating a Windows 7 image that contains Windows XP Mode.
I plan to distribute the VHD files to multiple computers on my domain.
I successfully install Windows XP Mode, install multiple applications and when I run sysprep to strip the SID's, upon reboot of the system for initial launch I'm asked for a Serial Number and told that my copy of Windows XP isn't valid.
Isn't Windows XP mode supposed to be completely free and licensed in the first place?!
I've read the Deploying Windows XP Mode.doc from Microsoft's web site and they do not recommend deploying Windows XP Mode without running Sysprep to strip the SIDs. Unfortunately I have no way of authenticating Microsofts Windows XP Mode serial number!?
Does anyone know any way around this? Am I doing this correctly?