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    Unattend.xml and KMS

    Correct me if I am wrong, but if I don't include a key in my unattend.xml file and I have KMS setup with keys and advertised in DNS it should attempt to activate windows. ie I do not need to include a key in the unattend.xml?

    Once the count reaches 25 all should be good and windows will activate.

    Is that correct?

    Thanks

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    Thats what I did. I didn't use a unattend just a sysprep and push with manual finish but KMS kicked in automagically.

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    Excellent..... That's what I thought. But just wanted someone else to confirm my thoughts.

    Thanks

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    Yes and no. If you are using Windows 7 Pro than no. If its Enterprise then yes. This is what i was told by MS. We use Enterprise so don't need to worry.

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    for pro you need to populate the unattend with the client KMS key which MS publish on there site or it prompts for it as part of the install

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    If its Windows 7 pro you will need to use this key to make it act as a KMS client - FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4

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    Thanks for that guys.... I figured that out just a few mins ago. But thanks for the help.

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    Is it Pro your on? If you have SA you can use Enterprise

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    We have an EES. But don't have Enterprise on disc or ISO. So going to use pro for the mo.

    EDIT found it..... on VLSC. However what are the advantages of using enterprise over pro?
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