I am looking for the full steps that will show me how to create a gold master and automate the activation of windows from its volume license.

I will need to create a new gold master and I want to make sure that I do not miss a step.

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Our current imaging process.

Fresh Master:

1. Download latest ISO from Microsoft.
2. Mount and upload to the k2000 using the Media Manager.
3. Create Scripted Installation of the OS you just uploaded.
4. Deploy the scripted Installation to the new Virtual Machine.
5. Install any programs or change any settings you want baked into your master image and run all updates.
6. Create Restore point for the VM and capture in K2000.
7. Load Restore Point and run sysprep creator/executor
8. Capture with K2000 once sysprep is complete. 

as far as actually activating you can choose in sysprep to activate with KMS or MAK if you choose MAK you just need to create a post install task to have windows activated and customize it with your MAK key.
Answered 06/14/2016 by: Bsickinger
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