To go along with my previous post on deploying Windows via MDT 2010, here is a list of the “default” keys that Windows uses when you choose not to enter a product key during setup. These keys of course will not activate, but you can enter them into your task sequences when you are prompted for a product key to use. This will make your setup more unattended.
Here’s the list:
- Ultimate – VMCB9-FDRV6-6CDQM-RV23K-RP8F7
- Business – 4D2XH-PRBMM-8Q22B-K8BM3-MRW4W
- Home Premium – X9HTF-MKJQQ-XK376-TJ7T4-76PKF
- Home Basic – RCG7P-TX42D-HM8FM-TCFCW-3V4VD
- Starter – X9PYV-YBQRV-9BXWV-TQDMK-QDWK4
- Ultimate – D4F6K-QK3RD-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
- Professional – HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487
- Home Premium – RHPQ2-RMFJH-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
- Home Basic – YGFVB-QTFXQ-3H233-PTWTJ-YRYRV
- Starter – 7Q28W-FT9PC-CMMYT-WHMY2-89M6G
Note that these were easy to acquire, as they are stored in a file called product.ini in the \sources folder for Vista, Server 2008, Win7, and Server 2008 R2. To verify, I installed Windows Vista and Windows 7 without a product key, and then ran a utility in the OS to display the current product key – I used GetKey written by GunSmokingMan on the MSFN forums, but anything that’ll run in Vista or Windows 7 will work.