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    Changing XP License on every machine in the school......

    Hi,

    The VLK for the county has got out into the wild and now Microsoft says every one of our PC's has the wrong License Key. Is there a way to change this across the site in one swoop?

    We could use Jelly Bean but this requires logging onto each machine. Does anyone have any other solution?

    Thanks a lot


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    Take a look at this thread: XP Pro select Volume License Key - Fails Genuine Validation

    there are a few programs and scripts mentioned which may help you

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    unattended install. stick it in the answer file then sysprep and capture the image and just reimage all the machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    unattended install. stick it in the answer file then sysprep and capture the image and just reimage all the machines.
    But the brief is to avoid visiting every machine.

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    How to change the Volume Licensing product key on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 1 and later versions of Windows XP shows a simple VBScript to update it, which should work OK as a machine startup script.

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    Use a script to copy the answer file to all machines. Then remotely execute the sysprep command. No re-imaging or visiting required.

    Edit: Better answer posted above while I was typing mine.

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    Thanks to everyone, i am going to have a read through all the links and go from there, looks very good though!!!

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    Code:
    ' 
    ' WMI Script - ChangeVLKey.vbs
    '
    ' This script changes the product key on the computer
    '
    '***************************************************************************
     
    ON ERROR RESUME NEXT
     
     
    if Wscript.arguments.count<1 then
       Wscript.echo "Script can't run without VolumeProductKey argument"
       Wscript.echo "Correct usage: Cscript ChangeVLKey.vbs ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PRSTU-WYQZX"
       Wscript.quit
    end if
     
    Dim VOL_PROD_KEY
    VOL_PROD_KEY = Wscript.arguments.Item(0)
    VOL_PROD_KEY = Replace(VOL_PROD_KEY,"-","") 'remove hyphens if any
     
    for each Obj in GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}").InstancesOf ("win32_WindowsProductActivation")
     
       result = Obj.SetProductKey (VOL_PROD_KEY)
     
       if err <> 0 then
          WScript.Echo Err.Description, "0x" & Hex(Err.Number)
          Err.Clear
       end if
     
    Next

    add script to computer config / windows / scripts startup Then add your VLK as a parameter

    that should do it please see attachment for screenie
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