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1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 18, 2012 11:53 AM by kmount RSS

Windows XP requires activation on clones

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I'm still new to this VDI thing (version 3.4), learning a lot in a short time...however.

How does one get around the Windows XP requires activation for each cloned machine?

It complains that the hardware has changed enough to cause the re-activation to be required.

My process was:

Created a new machine in Vbox using install disk
Create machine to our domain
Register the machine
Remove machine from our domain
Increased memory from 192mb to 2048mb


In VDI
Imported vbox machine as a template
Started template machine
Connected to console
Created machine in our domain - only way to get out to internet
Tried to activate windows - it said it was already activated...as I suspected
Removed from domain
Shutdown/Poweroff
Assigned template to pool
Assigned pool for cloning, selected version 1 (as it creates a version as soon as it imports the template)
Enabled cloning

Cloned 1 machine
Login on console
Complains about not being activated...stuck here

ron.

Edited by: rmueller on Jun 13, 2012 8:37 AM

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