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Windows 7 sysprep -reseal

Posted on 2014-11-13
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I've just started doing some Windows Refurbish installs so it's all new to me.
This is a one-off activity so there won't be any images, etc.

One of the requirements is for the system to present the license agreement to the ultimate user.
I see that running:
sysprep.exe -reseal
is supposed to do that.

Is that all there is to it after doing a manual install?
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by:maxloi
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By doing a sysprep the system will be back to the first setup, so the user will be also asked for the license key.
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by:Fred Marshall
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maxloi:  Thanks!
What I'm trying to do is to: "prompt the end user to activate the license" but I don't think they should have to re-enter the license key.  That seems a bit much for them.

Perhaps I should also say that I want to prepare these computers in a "self-contained" fashion.  That is, all the work is done on them without a support computer.  What's the process for doing this that includes the above?
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uhmmm... there are several manners...
One of these and for a few computers could be made using an unattend xml file, here an example of the command to execute for syspreping system and an xml:

http://serverfault.com/questions/583373/what-is-a-minimal-useful-unattend-xml-file-for-sysprep-on-windows-7
http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/solutiondetail?sol=SOL112220

Here the code for the key: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff715815(v=WS.10).aspx
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by:Fred Marshall
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thank you!
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