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MDT rule Skipproductkey=Yes in cs.ini does not work on W2016

Hi,
I am using MDT version 1809 (OS Build 17763.1853). Part of my cs.ini file to image W2016 is below where I have set the Skipproductkey=Yes. The computer still prompt for license entry and stay on that screen until human intervention. How can we avoid product key entry until the computer is imaged?

[Settings]
Priority=Default
Properties=MyCustomProperty

[Default]
OSInstall=Y

SkipBDDWelcome=YES
SkipCapture=YES

SkipComputerName=NO
SkipApplications=NO
SkipSummary=YES
SkipUserData=YES

SkipAdminPassword=YES
SkipProductKey=YES
SkipComputerBackup=YES
SkipBitLocker=YES





windows-servermem-mdt
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AllenLiu-MSFT answered

Hi, @BrandonHo-7950
Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.
We add SkipProductKey=YES to the customsettings.ini should work for some version, but some versions will always prompt for a key.
You may try to extract the Product key and then add SkipProductKey=YES and ProductKey=THE-KEY-I-EXTRACTED to the customsettings.ini to see if it helps.

For the reference:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MDT/comments/a1fpan/skip_its_time_to_enter_the_product_key/
https://www.reddit.com/r/MDT/comments/63twma/skip_product_key/
(Third-party link, just for your reference)


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