When prepping Windows 7 x64 image on a VM should we activate windows 7 with the VL licence key or should the image be captured without the VL Key inserted? Or is there a way to run sysprep.exe -activated so that the captured image then is already actived and deployed to clients activated?
We have a proxy server which causes problems when deploying image everytime the image is deployed activation fails and manually you have to add proxy authenticate with domain and then activate, I'd like to have the image upon completeion be activated already if possible.?
At the moment my base image has "This copy of windows is not genuine" so im not sure if I should enter the VL key and activate it or will that cause problems later?