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I created an image from an OEM disk that I am deploying with WDS on Server 2008R2.
When a new image is deployed it asks for a key. The only key I that works is the one on the image and not the original one that comes with the PC. So eventually all PC's that use this image will have the same key.

What is the best way to go about getting the proper keys installed on each machine?
I don't really want to have to buy new keys since they all come with an OEM key.
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Cliff Galiher earned 1500 total points
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Unfortunately OEM licenses don't even come with reimaging rights. So what you are attempting to do is already against the EULA. As such, while there may be potential workarounds, discussing them on EE would be against policy.
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That's why I wanted to ask before I got too far. I'll talk with our rep and see what we need to do. Thanks for the reply.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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What you have to do is start over - using Volume License media to build your image.  Then you can deploy that image.  Your Volume License key is then the one you would use to incorporate in your answer file/install in the image.
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