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Validation fails on "sysprep" client with Volume License Key RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    On one of our 21 client machines, the Windows XP validation failed (I noticed it because WSUS reported a failure while trying to install IE7 on that machine). I did some search in the internet and read trough the FAQ but didn't find a solution yet.

    Because it's a Volume License Key, the "KeyUpdateTool" didn't work. Furthermore I compared the WPAEvents Registry key with the other clients (which do validate) and it's the same. Our key also isn't blocked or leacked, otherwise the other 20 clients wouldn't be able to validate.

    Hope somebody can help me with this problem because I don't want to reinstall the PC. All clients were installed with the same unattend file, so they all have the same, correct, valid key. Therefore I can't understand why one client fails to validate it's Windows copy.

    Anyway, running the MGADiag.exe /b showed me that the "failing" client shall have a different (blocked) key. So how can I change the key to the valid one without reinstalling the system?

    /Ray

    Wednesday, December 6, 2006 2:26 PM

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