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Multiple sif file or multiple product keys, possible?

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#1 spoOx

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 04:40 PM


I'm just wondering whether somebody can point me in the right direction, I am trying to find a way to be able to incorporate multiple product keys so that each client gets a different serial key. I know that I can modify the sif file each time and change the product key but what if, say for example, I want to carry out unattended installs on 3-5 computers simultaneously?

So, basically, is there a way to have multiple sif files, each containing different product keys and will it be possible to send a different one to each client?

OR is there a way to send a batch file to the client first which will check the clients ip address and based on IP it will download the appropriate sif file. For example: client1: would get the sif file called: 100.sif and client 2: would get 101.sif etc.

Or any other pointers please? ive searched all over the place with no joy. Bearing in mind this is not volume licensing so each client needs a different product key. I even tried to see if the key could be changed after install but that's not possible via command line or batch files from what I found..

Any help would be appreciated.

p.s: I am using tftpd32 to use XP as RIS server.


#2 MedEvil


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Posted 12 March 2009 - 05:35 PM

Shouldn't your server be able to serve different images depending on the IP address the request comes from?


#3 spoOx

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:00 PM

hmm I dont think so, basically I have tftpd32 running on a Windows XP machine and that is basically acting as a RIS server.. Ive not come across an option which allows me to serve different images/files depending on IP address.. this would be very useful though...

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:40 PM

I guess that for this type of questions you will have more luck with your thread on MSFN:

I would suggest experimenting in another direction. :cheers:

Sum this:

with this:

and maybe you can have something that can use multiple SETUPLDR's or that can use internal grub4dos dd to modify on-the-fly a single SETUPLDR to point to differnt .sif files. :cheers:


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