Credit - Whitz for his original post...
> This is an update to his article using latest RecoverKeys version 8.03.113 .
**RecoverKeys is a
paid product and can be purchased here: http://recover-keys.com/en/order.html**
There are two versions
available, 64 bit Enterprise or 32 bit Enterprise version that come with a
command line utility.
You can use the paid
enterprise version of recover keys to retrieve any supported license
keys. The vb script available will upload an HTML file listing all of the keys
retrieved from a system as well as write them to the registry so they can be
retrieved with a custom inventory rule.
You will first need to
install the program on your local system to obtain the file dependencies needed
for the script to run successfully.
- Make note of default install location
- Accept administrative changes
being made to your system
Ø - Local computer scan will show what we can
access from your machine…
Ø When you buy your Enterprise license, open “Order
Me” icon… and enter your license key.
Ø - Local scan reports all keys except for some
KMS/MAK “hidden” keys. (See recoverkeys.com web site for support issues.)
Ø - Most of the files needed will be found in the
installation directory (default is c:\program files (x86)\recover
The files needed are:
- English.xml (found in the Lang
Download .vbs here: (https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxH6X8H1Q3CRYUZRSTZveUZDTlk)
Ø We will configure an offline k-script as shown
below to run the program and gather our keys.
Ø Configure your script as an Offline Kscript.
Configure the tasks as shown above. The parameters section for steps 1,
3, and 4 are below so you can copy and paste.
-HTML -hideheader -key:YOURKEYHERE
-TSF -hideheader -key:YOURKEYHERE -FILE:"$(KACE_DEPENDENCY_DIR)\rktab.txt"
Ø Once this is configured save all the changes
then save the script itself. You can now choose machines to run the script
on whatever schedule you wish.
The VBS file in the
script will write the keys to the registry so they can be added to the
inventory with a custom inventory rule. Once they are part of the
inventory you can report against those fields.
Ø To create a record with a custom inventory
rule, go to Inventory > Software. Click the Choose Action drop down
and choose add new item.
Name the record
and then fill in the custom inventory rule section. We will be
using "RegistryValueReturn" for this instance. The keys will be
stored in one of two places.
On 64-bit systems it
will be "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\kace\Software Licenses
On 32-bit sytems it
will be "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\kace\Software Licenses All"
Here is an
example custom inventory rule:
Licenses All, Windows 7 Enterprise License Key, REG_SZ)"
This will return
the “Windows 7 Enterprise key” under the custom inventory rules section of the
*** You can create multiple inventory rules to pull in the
software key items of your choice.
Command line syntax: http://recover-keys.com/kb/command-line-version.html