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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

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 I suspected
Removed from domain
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


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


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