Sideloading product key

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  1. kpedersen

    kpedersen MDL Junior Member

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    Hi All,

    Has there been any news of a leaked sideloading key for Windows 8 Enterprise? I absolutely hate the idea of reactivating a developer license every 30 days.

    I am fairly confident nanoKMS or picoKMS will be able to activate such a key.

    Best regards,

    Karsten
     
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    Thought that likewise first...but he´s talking about activation with those tools (what is impossible atm).
     
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  4. Mr Jinje

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    Windows 8 is over a year old, it's entirely plausible that some small company got suckered into buying a pack of 100 licenses. FYI, I think you jumped to conclusion he was talking about 8.1 and I don't think he is (unless I am wrong)
     
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    #6 kpedersen, Sep 4, 2013
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    Hi, thanks for the replies.

    Yes this would be useful for me on Windows 8 RTM just so I can compile and test some of our software on a build machine without requesting a developer license every so often (Though once 8.1 is officially released we will likely migrate to it).

    Hmm, A local domain might be the way to go for now (probably in VirtualBox so not to interfere with the rest of the network). Does anyone know if the same restrictions to sideloading are present in Server 2012? Perhaps I can just use that. AFAIK, we don't have a way to activate Server 2012 offline though do we?

    Currently I am not too worried about Windows 8.1 but I didn't actually know that the nanoKMS or picoKMS tools didn't work with it. Darnit, we had used these to activate most of our development workstations which are probably all going to break haha.

    The company I work for are early adopters of Windows Metro development and it seems Microsoft is punishing us for it. They provided us with some Windows 8 phone devkits to test our software on but these also needed reactivation every 30 days lol. The whole situation is a massive joke quite frankly.
     
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    #8 kpedersen, Sep 4, 2013
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    This looks to be the process I would follow (as well as twiddling with some certificates) but the step just above the /ato requires a sideloading product key :(

    Code:
    Slmgr /ipk <sideloading product key>
    slmgr /ato ec67814b-30e6-4a50-bf7b-d55daf729d1e
    
     
  8. Tito

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    #9 Tito, Sep 4, 2013
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    Well, sample keys can be easily generated but those keys can't be activated.

    :D
     
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    #10 arseny92, Sep 4, 2013
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    All references to sideloading product keys say to get them at VLSC (with SA), however the keys given there are MAKs. Try to ato your current key (only if it is not a GVLK you KMSed, it has to be MAK).
     
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    #11 Tito, Sep 4, 2013
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    Special type of MAK :D

    Code:
    <EditionId>APPXLOB-Client</EditionId>
    <ProductDescription>Win 8 RTM APPXLOB For Client Editions Volume:MAK</ProductDescription>
    <ProductKeyType>Volume:MAK</ProductKeyType>
    
     
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    #12 kpedersen, Sep 4, 2013
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    Ah right. I only have a VLK key (I don't think you can get Enterprise MAK keys can you?).
    Also, I wont be able to use a MAK key since I preferably don't want to activate with Microsoft each time I set up a computer.

    I could change the version to Pro but ideally I still want to be activating with a local KMS server.

    It would be interesting however to see if /ato ec67814b-30e6-4a50-bf7b-d55daf729d1e can be used on MAK keys, unfortunately I am not in the position to test.
     
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    Unfortunately seems not, need a MAK for the appxlob addon aka sideload as Tito said...

    [offtopic]Tito, btw then, what the OCUR addon stands for ? [/offtopic]
     
  13. Tito

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    I can't get it; can you please elaborate??
     
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    #17 arseny92, Sep 5, 2013
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    An appxlob key can be installed because the appxlob edition id license type exists as an addon in RT/Pro/ProWMC/Enterprise editions. That can be seen in C:\Windows\System32\spp\tokens\addons . There are two folders with the possible add-on XRML licenses for an edition. One is APPXLOB-Client Volume:MAK and the other is Retail:OCUR. What is it?
     
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    #19 kpedersen, Sep 5, 2013
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    Thanks a lot for this, I did come across this tool earlier but couldn't find a working link. I have now downloaded it and tried it out. It works perfectly! With this service installed and started, once the correct certificates are added and AllowAllTrustedApps is enabled the applications install correctly and run :)

    This means that our automated build scripts can now be simplified to cut out the activation request :biggrin:

    Since the source is provided, it looks like I can maybe cross-compile and install this on our crappy locked down (albeit jail broken) Windows RT device too. That would be pretty novel.
     
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    #20 kpedersen, Nov 21, 2013
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