larjona
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Windows 7 VDA license, three days for activation message

Hi

I use a golden virtual machine with Windows 7 32b Enterprise edition with VDA license for deploy a automatic pool with 20 clones.

I activate windows 7 on the golden vm, but appears this message on the 20 clones:

"You must activate windows in 3 days"

Anyone can help me about how to activate automatically this clones? I don't want that my users call me for activate windows in three day, every time that I recompose the pool.

Best regards,

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HIsgett
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While you have a VDA license, you will still need a KMS key and KMS Server to activate Windows 7 Enterprise on your clones and other machines automatically.

Begin looking here (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee355153.aspx) for more information.

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nzorn
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If you have a MAK and do not wish to use KMS you can do the following:

To enable QuickPrep to activate licenses for MAK clients:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmware-viewcomposer-ga
Navigate to the AllowActivateMAKLicense registry value. The default value is 0.
Set the value to 1.

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jcosta
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I assume this is on the main template VM you are creating your pools from and spawning your VMs from?

Does the template have to be activated using the MAK key or can you leave it non-activated?

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