Windows 7 and OEM Keys with MDT
Posted on 2014-11-11
I am trying to find out the best way to do this. I have build a reference windows 7 operating system with all my applications and settings.
I then syspreped the image, captured up to my MDT 2012 server ready for deployment.
I then pushed the image back down to the machine, but it won't activate using the OEM key.
I am not able to use a volume license key, as we need to keep the OEM keys due to budget.
Do I need to do anything to preserve the OEM state of the reference machine before capturing it?
Do I need to start my reference PC build again from a preinstalled machine?
Any steps or examples would be great.
I have to deploy same reference machine to two different HP workstation models, so would like to use only one image