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February 4, 2005 7:05:02 PM

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Hi,
I am setting up an installation CD of windows XP Pro. The only piece of
information that I don't want my employees to enter is the Product Key.
We're under a volume lincense and I don't want the key to be widely
available, so I want it pre-entered during installation. I tried adding it
to a "Sysprep.inf" file that I created (in I386 folder), but that doesn't
seem to work. I editted the Unattended.txt and added Productkey = "xx...xx"
under USERDATA then saved as to winnt.sif (again in I386 directory) but now I
am getting many errors during installation. I have all entries commented in
that file except for PRODUCTKEY line... Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
Anonymous
February 4, 2005 10:52:42 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Jason wrote:
> I am setting up an installation CD of windows XP Pro. The only piece
> of information that I don't want my employees to enter is the Product
> Key. We're under a volume lincense and I don't want the key to be
> widely available, so I want it pre-entered during installation. I
> tried adding it to a "Sysprep.inf" file that I created (in I386
> folder), but that doesn't seem to work. I editted the Unattended.txt
> and added Productkey = "xx...xx" under USERDATA then saved as to
> winnt.sif (again in I386 directory) but now I am getting many errors
> during installation. I have all entries commented in that file
> except for PRODUCTKEY line... Any help is appreciated.

Customize it properly..

http://unattended.msfn.org/

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Anonymous
February 5, 2005 12:03:03 AM

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Windows XP Service Pack 1 Volume License Product Key Encryption
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=328356

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Jason" wrote:

| Hi,
| I am setting up an installation CD of windows XP Pro. The only piece of
| information that I don't want my employees to enter is the Product Key.
| We're under a volume lincense and I don't want the key to be widely
| available, so I want it pre-entered during installation. I tried adding it
| to a "Sysprep.inf" file that I created (in I386 folder), but that doesn't
| seem to work. I editted the Unattended.txt and added Productkey = "xx...xx"
| under USERDATA then saved as to winnt.sif (again in I386 directory) but now I
| am getting many errors during installation. I have all entries commented in
| that file except for PRODUCTKEY line... Any help is appreciated.
| Thanks
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February 7, 2005 12:31:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I thought I did... Nothing in the description of the Unattended file
description says that all entries are required, so I only left the [UserData]
section and in it I had "ProductKey = xxxxx". When running the installation
program, this apparently generates a lot of errors and continued installation
is not possible.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Jason wrote:
> > I am setting up an installation CD of windows XP Pro. The only piece
> > of information that I don't want my employees to enter is the Product
> > Key. We're under a volume lincense and I don't want the key to be
> > widely available, so I want it pre-entered during installation. I
> > tried adding it to a "Sysprep.inf" file that I created (in I386
> > folder), but that doesn't seem to work. I editted the Unattended.txt
> > and added Productkey = "xx...xx" under USERDATA then saved as to
> > winnt.sif (again in I386 directory) but now I am getting many errors
> > during installation. I have all entries commented in that file
> > except for PRODUCTKEY line... Any help is appreciated.
>
> Customize it properly..
>
> http://unattended.msfn.org/
>
> --
> <- Shenan ->
> --
> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
>
>
>
February 7, 2005 12:33:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks, I am installing XP with SP2. Is the 'y' parameter optional? I don't
need a time limit.
Thanks

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Windows XP Service Pack 1 Volume License Product Key Encryption
> http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=328356
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jason" wrote:
>
> | Hi,
> | I am setting up an installation CD of windows XP Pro. The only piece of
> | information that I don't want my employees to enter is the Product Key.
> | We're under a volume lincense and I don't want the key to be widely
> | available, so I want it pre-entered during installation. I tried adding it
> | to a "Sysprep.inf" file that I created (in I386 folder), but that doesn't
> | seem to work. I editted the Unattended.txt and added Productkey = "xx...xx"
> | under USERDATA then saved as to winnt.sif (again in I386 directory) but now I
> | am getting many errors during installation. I have all entries commented in
> | that file except for PRODUCTKEY line... Any help is appreciated.
> | Thanks
>
February 7, 2005 7:47:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I used Setupmgr.exe and that fixed the problem.

"Jason" wrote:

> Hi,
> I am setting up an installation CD of windows XP Pro. The only piece of
> information that I don't want my employees to enter is the Product Key.
> We're under a volume lincense and I don't want the key to be widely
> available, so I want it pre-entered during installation. I tried adding it
> to a "Sysprep.inf" file that I created (in I386 folder), but that doesn't
> seem to work. I editted the Unattended.txt and added Productkey = "xx...xx"
> under USERDATA then saved as to winnt.sif (again in I386 directory) but now I
> am getting many errors during installation. I have all entries commented in
> that file except for PRODUCTKEY line... Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks
!