Deploying and activating windows 8 in Workgroup using MDT 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have MDT2012 setup and looking for some pointers\method to activate windows 8 if  deployed in workgroup.

    Is there any process with MDT 2012 deployment that would help in automating activation for windows 8 using MAK since we don't has KMS (no domain setup). Looking for activating windows 8 provisioned apps as well with the image deployed in workgroup.


    Monday, June 17, 2013 2:45 PM

All replies

  • You can provide ProductKey in CustomSettings.ini or the Task Sequence if you are using MAK.  Or you could manually put the Product Key into the related Task Sequences Unattend.xml.  Couple ways to do this.

    As for "activating windows 8 provisioned apps", not 100% sure what you mean here.  Install apps from the store?  You can side-load apps in Windows 8, but you have to have the .AppX package in order to do so.  Items that are only from the store will need to be activated and installed by the user.  I know of no way to automate this (and it would have scary repurcussions for paid apps, etc).

    David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

    Monday, June 17, 2013 4:01 PM