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    Automatic Activation + Non Admins?

    Hello all

    I'm not sure if this should go in the Windows 7 forum or the Server 2008 forum?
    Is there a Group Policy setting or something similar that will allow Windows 7 to automatically activate itself when a non-admin is logged on?

    I still use Ghost to clone all our machines and during the image creation process, I enter the key and activate the machine, however, after cloning the image to a lab, none of the lab machines are activated anymore (but they still have the key entered) - I then have to log onto each machine and manually activate it because it will not happen unless an Administrator does it.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    You don't mention sysprep? Have you used it? You should be able to activate as part of that process.

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    I don't need to sysprep, I setup everything using a normal account, copy the profile overwriting the default profile and then Ghost handles the removing and rejoining of the domain.

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    you will need to setup as KMS server - you register the key on the KMS host which places a entry in DNS which the machines lookup and activate from.

    but to be honest i would sysprep but automate it.

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