I'm not using a Microsoft volume license when imaging with Sysprep in Deployment Server. After imaging and restarting the target computer, I'm being asked to activate Windows XP. Is there a way to prevent this?
Yes. You can set "Auto activate" in the sysprep.inf file. For Windows XP do the following:
- Go to your eXpress share and then to the Sysprep folder
- Open the standardxp.inf file with Notepad.
- Add AutoActivate=Yes to the [Unattended] section and save the file.