Image sysprep for different CIDs on each Win7 machine
Posted on 2013-06-21
I've made a Windows 7 image that is NOT allowing our KMS activation because each of the clients that I'm deploying the image to is getting the same CID (Client Machine ID). All the Microsoft documentation says I have to use sysprep with the /generalize switch.
Here is the actual line of code I'm using to start sysprep from inside the c:windows\system32\sysprep folder.
sysprep /oobe /generalize /shutdown /unattend:Win7_32bit.xml
As you can see I am using the /generalize switch! There has to be something I'm doing wrong, but I can't see it. All I know is I imaged 31 Win7 clients the last 2 days and I can't get any of them to activate.
Is there any way to change the CIDs on these so I can at least use and activate the ones I have done? Or...am I starting from absolute scratch again with the image.