2012 sysprep question : how can I retain the product key ( I have a Volume License ) and make every thing else generic

I want to have a server keep the existing license key  what options can I use for this ?

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NAMEWITHELD12Asked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
None with sysprep. The whole purpose of sysprepping a machine is to generalize it. Keeping a VL key isn't exactly "general" anymore.

The proper solution is to install the key during deployment, not during sysprep or capture. Whether that's through a simple unattended install, a more elaborate automated install via MDT, or a full-blown deployment system through programs such as SCCM, all provide options for including the key during the deployment of a generalized image. So that's where you'd have the key. Not included as part of a sysprepped image. Ever. That fundamentally breaks the purpose of creating an image.
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
AWESOME thanks , I was misinformed
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