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Sysprep before activating with MAK

Hi all. Ive been reading on here about sysprep problems with MAK licence and you can only sysprep 3 times before the rearm stops you syspreping again.
My question is can i sysprep before putting a licence number in? Will this get round the issue so i can update the image now and then, recapture it and deploy via WDS.
I want a master image to deploy but be able to update as and when etc, am i missing something here by not being able to sysprep more than 3 times i am stuck.
I appreciate why Microsoft have done this but doesn't help me and we are fully compliant with over 20000 licences.
Any help or suggestions appreciated.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
There is no limit to the number of times Sysprep can run on a computer. However, the clock for Windows Product Activation begins its countdown the first time Windows starts. You can use the sysprep /generalize command to reset Windows Product Activation a maximum of three times.


You may capture a non activated machine. Also you can recreate the image fresh from a task sequence. For this you need to enhance your WDS with MDT.
ShifnalAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that, not sure what enhance WDS with MDT means though, could you explain a little please?
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