We have a volume license for Win 7 SP1 Enterprise, and the volume license key is embedded in the source media. We don't get a copy of the key. When I run through the answer key wizard during the scripted install setup, what should I use for product key? When I choose Windows 7 enterprise, it automatically fills in a product key, so I thought it was reading from the CD. But when I run through the install, it prompts me to select the OS I want to install, but the page is blank. When I click Next, I get the message "Windows could not display the images available for installation." Do I need to choose a different response for the answer file, or will I need to find out what our product key is? BTW, the disk that I used for the source media works for a regular installation.

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Manually modified the scripted install and did 2 things - put the MS KMS key into both places where it's listed in the xml file; and created a longer admin password.
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We run windows 7 enterprise and use the KMS key to install (33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH).  Even if the machine does not see the KMS server post image, you still have 30 days to find it.

Answered 06/26/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • If you have an enterprise license you should be able to download media from Microsoft directly, Download the 32 and 64 w7sp1 Enterprise DVD's from them, they have no key embedded.
  • https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx
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Hi tpr

What I've done for ours, which is Win7 Pro is for Product Key select "Use a KMS Client Setup Key" and under the Install Image I select Windows 7 Professional but if you've uploaded an Enterprise disk it should allow you to select Enterprise from the drop down list

Answered 06/26/2012 by: tekCTRL
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OK, thanks. I set up a new scripted install to try. I left the KMS Client Key setting, and was able to choose Windows 7 Enterprise from the OS list. I'll know in about 15 minutes if it works.

Answered 06/26/2012 by: tpr
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No dice. I've tried:

- leaving the key blank and selecting the OS

- Using the KMS key that fills in automatically and selecting the OS

- Using the KMS key that fills in automatically and using auttodetect for the OS

- Putting in the key provided by our software office and selecting the OS

I know the media and embedded key work because I manually installed onto one of our PCs.

SMal, do you have a link to the Win7 Enterprise DVD from MS? The only thing I can find is the eval version, but that has an embedded trial key and can't be activated with our key to allow use after the trial expires.

 

Answered 06/26/2012 by: tpr
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  • Let me see if I can the link from the server crew. I know you need to login to download the media, my boss normally gets it for me but he is on vacation.
  • https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx and sign in
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Thanks, SMal. I'll try it.

Answered 06/26/2012 by: tpr
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OK, didn't get far with the MS license center because I don't have authorization to get licenses. However, after a few more failed attempts, I manually modified the scripted install and did 2 things - put the MS KMS key into both places where it's listed in the xml file; and created a longer admin password.

I don't know which one of these things made it work, but I'll worry about that later.

Answered 06/26/2012 by: tpr
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  • The KMS key is needed. When you get to creatimg images put that key in your sysprep file. This link lists all current KMS keys.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Access-Windows-7-KMS-Client-Setup-Keys-117216.shtml
  • If you have a license agreement someone in your company should be authorized. You will need your license agreement number and contact them to get authorized to be able to login to download media.
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