new OS deployment task in MDT you will be asked to specify product key
enough, but what if you type in the wrong key or just want to change it (add
it) later? You might even have gotten a new MAK.
That is not
as easy, you cannot do it from the graphical interface, you have to do it from
one of the configuration files. Well you might to it from graphical interface
by typing it in every time deploying a computer gets deployed but that is not a great
and then I get this error message when fuelling a computer with MDT: "The
task sequence has been suspended. LiteTouch is trying to install applications.
This cannot be performed in Windows PE."
myself in the situation that I needed to get the Windows key out from the ACPI
in the UEFI bios and preferable get to use it in a task sequence in MDT.
different ways of doing this, but I wanted to do this with little code and easy
to understand. There is a
nice tool created to get the key on github, created by Christian Korneck,
called get_win81key. This tool gives you the key in plane text. You can get it HERE: https://github.com/christian-korneck/get_win8key
If I were
supposed to do this manually, I now would just take that key and type it in
with slmgr command or in the GUI. But I want to do this within a task in MDT. Testing a
couple of solutions without using the get_win8key with my great scripting guru
colleague Håvard ( www.grondal.me) and figuring out that it cannot be done with
default powershell stuff, it needs more code. Therefore, we quickly figured out
that some use of the “get_win8key” files is the easiest way, but we need a way
of setting the output fro…