Windows 8/8.1 Pro Deployment via MDT (106 Views)
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Windows 8/8.1 Pro Deployment via MDT

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Our enterprise currently uses MDT2012 to deploy Windows 7 SP1 (both x64 and x86) to all new workstations. This allows us to keep a consistant build for all computers. Windows activation is preformed post-deployment using slmgr.vbs to apply a generic HP OEM cert and keycode.


As we start to look towards Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro, we would like to continue using MDT for all image deployment. The only issue is how to preform Windows activation which seems to now be harder thanks to OA3. What options do we have, as an enterprise, for activation Elite series workstations and laptops that are imaged via MDT? Does HP still provide a cert that can be used with slmgr.vbs for post-installation activation?

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