I've got a volume license and have a host machine built with my base image. When I got my volume license I didn't have enough machines (25) to reach my thresh hold on my kms server. Actually, I had enough machines, but it was mid-schoolyear (this is in a high school) and the teachers would NOT allow me to re-do the labs as they were teaching some classes using Office 2007 and my new images have Office 2010. So the machines I imaged during the school year I used the MAK key for (I didn't have 25). Now, when I built the image for the lab computers (63 of them) I only had 3 days using the KMS key before it needed activated. With all the other things I'm working on, I ran out of time on the base machine and used the MAK key for Windows 7 Pro on my base image machine so I could set it up just how I want it. How can I convert this back to the KMS key so that I can image this machine and all the lab machines will get the KMS key, instead of the MAK key.
I tried to add the KMS key to an answer file under "X86-Microsoft-Windows-She
eutral" in the "Specialize" pass where there is a spot for Computer Name and Product key, but I keep getting an error.
The error reads, "Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-S
I do have one other setting under "Specialize". I'm running winsat.exe moobe formal under "X-86_Microsoft-Windows-De
eutral". This line works on another machine type that I have so I've used it before.
So, I think my problem with the answer file is the license key, but I'm not sure. I think if I can set my machine with the base image back to use a kms key I can take the key out of the answer file and see if that works.
I attached a copy of my answer file. I did remove my Product Code for my KMS key and just insert "KMS Product Key".