Sysprep & Product Key Help!


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Guest

I am automating my sysprep.inf file creation and I'm concerned with the
following section:
[UserData]
ProductKey= "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"

My question is: Is it absolutely necessary to have the actual key in
quotations or will it work just the same having it like this:
[UserData]
ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

If it is necessary to have the "" quotes, then I have to find a command
line way to add quotes the the variable %ProdKey% which I have no idea how to
do...
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

How to use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or
Volume License Media to deploy Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840

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

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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| I am automating my sysprep.inf file creation and I'm concerned with the
| following section:
| [UserData]
| ProductKey= "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
|
| My question is: Is it absolutely necessary to have the actual key in
| quotations or will it work just the same having it like this:
| [UserData]
| ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
|
| If it is necessary to have the "" quotes, then I have to find a command
| line way to add quotes the the variable %ProdKey% which I have no idea how to
| do...
 
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Guest

I have the same question. We have been using the product key without the
quotes for some time and it has been working. Recently, the setup wizard has
not been accepting the volume license product key unless we enter the quotes.

Does the syntax of the Product ID line make a difference?

Thinkster said:
I understand the procedure, my only question is are the quotations
absolutely necessary on the product key in the [User Data] section of
sysprep.inf??

Carey Frisch said:
How to use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or
Volume License Media to deploy Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840

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

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

:

| I am automating my sysprep.inf file creation and I'm concerned with the
| following section:
| [UserData]
| ProductKey= "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
|
| My question is: Is it absolutely necessary to have the actual key in
| quotations or will it work just the same having it like this:
| [UserData]
| ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
|
| If it is necessary to have the "" quotes, then I have to find a command
| line way to add quotes the the variable %ProdKey% which I have no idea how to
| do...
 

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