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Inserting the serial number in an ISO

  1. #1

    Inserting the serial number in an ISO


    Hi

    With MDT 2013, Windows ADK and the Windows 8.1 Update 64 bit (multiple editions) MSDN ISO, how do I create an ISO that allows no more insert the serial number of the Core edition during the its installation?

    Thanks

    Bye

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    When installing Windows 8/8.1, setup.exe uses the following priority logic for product keys:
    1. Answer file (Unattended file, EI.cfg, or PID.txt)
    2. Product key in the UEFI firmware (BIOS)
    3. Product key entry screen
    If a key is supplied, the key is attempted to be use with the image that are available on the media being installed. If there is no product key supplied in the step 1 and step 2, you will get the product key prompt during setup.

    Use a PID.txt in sources folder to automate product key entry, for example:

    Windows 8.1 (core) generic product key
    PID.txt

    Code:
    [PID]
    Value=334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
    Windows 8.1 Pro generic product key
    PID.txt

    Code:
    [PID]
    Value=XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB
    Click image for larger version

    edit:

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
    Last edited by genet; 13 Nov 2014 at 13:46.
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  3. #3


    Instead, if I wanted to use the ei.cfg file, how should I do?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Copy the EI.CFG file to the sources folder.

    EI.CFG

    Code:
    [Channel]
    _Default
    [VL]
    0
    Now install as normal and the Windows 8/8.1 setup won't ask for the retail/OEM product key at the beginning of the setup.

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    At the end of the Windows 8/8.1 setup, select the "Skip" option if you want to give the product key later (see screenshot below).

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by genet; 15 Nov 2015 at 01:49. Reason: added pictures
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  5. #5


    Using only the Microsoft tools, what is the proper procedure to insert the pid.txt or ei.cfg file into iso MSDN and to rebuild the iso modified?

    This iso is a VL or retail version?

    Thanks

    Bye
    Last edited by balubeto; 28 Aug 2014 at 12:34.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    Using only the Microsoft tools, what is the proper procedure to insert the pid.txt or ei.cfg file into iso MSDN and to rebuild the iso modified?
    If you want to just copy the pid.txt or ei.cfg to ISO image file, the easiest way is to use the program UltraISO or PowerISO (by drag and drop, then save), but it does not work with the free version.

    Here is an example of how to use the Windows ADK.

    Code:
    @echo off
    :: Install the "Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK)"
    :: You will only need to install the "Deployment Tools" and "Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)"
    ::
    :: Create the following folders:
    ::   C:\my_Distribution
    ::   C:\my_Distribution\dvd
    ::   C:\my_Distribution\updates (if you want to integrate updates)
    ::
    :: If you want the Windows 8.1 setup does not ask for product key at the beginning of the setup.
    :: - Copy EI.cfg to "C:\my_Distribution"
    :: OR
    :: If you want to use PID.txt file to automate product key entry.
    :: - Copy PID.txt to "C:\my_Distribution"
    :: - Note that in this script, the PID.txt will be copied only if you make the Core or Pro version.
    ::
    :: If you want to use SetupComplete.cmd file, copy SetupComplete.cmd to "C:\my_Distribution"
    ::
    :: Copy the files from the Windows 8.1 (x86 or x64) installation media to "C:\my_Distribution\dvd"
    ::
    :: If you want to integrate updates, copy (x86 or x64) update files (*.msu, *.cab) to "C:\my_Distribution\updates"
    ::
    :: Save this file as "Integration.cmd" and copy file to "C:\my_Distribution"
    ::
    :: Run as administrator "Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment"
    :: Run the command: C:\my_Distribution\Integration.cmd
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    setlocal EnableExtensions
    setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
    
    set OS=Windows_8.1
    
    :: You can change these variables if you use different file path
    set BaseDir=C:\my_Distribution
    set WimSource=%BaseDir%\dvd\sources
    set updates=%BaseDir%\updates
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    if not exist "%KitsRoot%" (
        echo Error: This script can only be run from an elevated ADK prompt.
        echo Press any key to exit...
        pause >nul
        exit
    )
    
    if not exist "%WimSource%\install.wim" (
        echo Error: Missing source files.
        echo Press any key to exit...
        pause >nul
        exit
    )
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :: Setting source WIM image mount folder path variables
    if exist "%BaseDir%\mount" rd /s /q "%BaseDir%\mount"
    set InstallMount=%BaseDir%\mount\install
    md "%InstallMount%"
    set BootMount=%BaseDir%\mount\boot
    md "%BootMount%"
    set WinReMount=%BaseDir%\mount\winre
    md "%WinReMount%"
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    echo.
    echo Give in the version you want to make: [1] = Pro, [2] = Core, [3] = Pro+Core
    choice /c 123 /n /m ":"
    if errorlevel 3 goto PRO_and_CORE
    if errorlevel 2 goto CORE
    if errorlevel 1 goto PRO
    :PRO
    set Index=1
    set Edition=Pro
    goto END
    :CORE
    set Index=2
    set Edition=Core
    goto END
    :PRO_and_CORE
    set Index=1
    set Edition=PRO_and_CORE
    goto END
    :END
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    echo.
    echo Do you want to add NET Framework 3.5? [Y] [N]
    choice /c YN /n /m ":"
    if errorlevel 2 goto END
    if errorlevel 1 goto NET35
    :NET35
    set Add_NET35=yes
    goto END
    :END
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    echo.
    echo Do you want to remove Modern apps from the Windows 8.1 ? [Y] [N]
    choice /c YN /n /m ":"
    if errorlevel 2 goto END
    if errorlevel 1 goto MODERN_APPS
    :MODERN_APPS
    set RemoveModernApps=yes
    goto END
    :END
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    call :Copy_EI.cfg
    call :Copy_PID.txt
    call :Copy_SetupComplete.cmd
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    call :INTEGRATION
    
    if "%Edition%"=="PRO_and_CORE" (goto PRO_and_CORE) else (goto END)
    :PRO_and_CORE
    if "%Index%"=="1" (set Index=2) else (goto END)
    call :INTEGRATION
    :END
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    call :BUILD_ISO_IMAGE
    call :CLEANING_UP
    
    echo.
    echo Press any key to exit...
    pause >nul
    exit
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Copy EI.cfg
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :Copy_EI.cfg
    
    if exist "%BaseDir%\EI.cfg" (
        xcopy /q /y "%BaseDir%\EI.cfg" "%WimSource%" >nul
        echo.
        echo The EI.cfg file has been copied to the "%WimSource%" folder.
    )
    goto :eof
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Copy PID.txt
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :Copy_PID.txt
    
    if exist "%BaseDir%\EI.cfg" goto :eof
    if exist "%BaseDir%\PID.txt" (goto PID_TXT) else (goto :eof)
    :PID_TXT
    if "%Edition%"=="PRO_and_CORE" (goto :eof
    ) else (
        xcopy /q /y "%BaseDir%\PID.txt" "%WimSource%" >nul
        echo.
        echo The PID.txt file has been copied to the "%WimSource%" folder.
    )
    goto :eof
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Copy SetupComplete.cmd
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :Copy_SetupComplete.cmd
    
    if exist "%BaseDir%\SetupComplete.cmd" (
        if not exist "%WimSource%\$OEM$\$$\Setup\Scripts" md "%WimSource%\$OEM$\$$\Setup\Scripts"
        xcopy /q /y "%BaseDir%\SetupComplete.cmd" "%WimSource%\$OEM$\$$\Setup\Scripts" >nul
        echo.
        echo The SetupComplete.cmd file has been copied to the "%WimSource%\$OEM$\$$\Setup\Scripts" folder.
    )
    goto :eof
    
    :: ============================================================================
    :: Start integration
    :: ============================================================================
    
    :INTEGRATION
    
    echo.
    echo Integrating install WIM image index:%Index%
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Mount install.wim
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:"%WimSource%\install.wim" /Index:%Index% /MountDir:"%InstallMount%"
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Architecture variables
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    if exist "%InstallMount%\Windows\SysWOW64" set Arch=x64
    if not exist "%InstallMount%\Windows\SysWOW64" set Arch=x86
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: NET Framework 3.5
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    if "%Add_NET35%"=="yes" (goto ADD_NET35) else (goto END)
    :ADD_NET35
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:"%WimSource%\sxs"
    goto END
    :END
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Integrate updates
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    if exist "%updates%\*.cab" goto ADD_PACKAGE
    if exist "%updates%\*.msu" goto ADD_PACKAGE
    goto END
    :ADD_PACKAGE
    if exist "%updates%\*.msu" expand "%updates%\*.msu" -F:Win*.cab "%updates%"\ >nul
    if exist "%updates%\*.msu" del /f /q "%updates%\*.msu" >nul
    dism /Add-Package /Image:"%InstallMount%" /PackagePath:"%updates%"
    goto END
    :END
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Remove Modern apps
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :: How to get a list of modern apps?
    :: dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | clip
    
    :: NOTE: This script is only for Windows 8.1 with Update 12/15/2014 (includes November 2014 update roll up)
    
    if "%RemoveModernApps%"=="yes" (goto REMOVE_MODERN_APPS) else (goto END)
    :REMOVE_MODERN_APPS
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFinance_2014.926.253.3184_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink_2014.926.254.3803_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingHealthAndFitness_2014.926.255.3988_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingMaps_2014.830.1811.3840_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingNews_2014.926.2134.2947_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingSports_2014.926.258.4003_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingTravel_2014.926.259.4931_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.BingWeather_2014.928.34.2811_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.HelpAndTips_2014.716.611.79_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.Office.OneNote_2014.921.1853.4418_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.Reader_2014.312.322.1510_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.SkypeApp_2014.731.933.5139_neutral_~_kzf8qxf38zg5c
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_2013.1204.852.3011_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_2013.1007.1950.2960_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_2014.830.2330.2719_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsReadingList_2014.626.1418.1617_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsScan_2013.1007.2015.3834_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_2013.1010.500.2928_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.XboxLIVEGames_2013.1011.10.5965_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.ZuneMusic_2014.929.2145.59_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    dism /Image:"%InstallMount%" /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.ZuneVideo_2014.1002.954.4888_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    goto END
    :END
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Unmount install.wim
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    dism /Unmount-Image /MountDir:"%InstallMount%" /commit
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Rebuild install.wim
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:"%WimSource%\install.wim" /SourceIndex:%Index% /DestinationImageFile:"%WimSource%\install_new.wim" /CheckIntegrity /Compress:max
    
    if "%Edition%"=="PRO_and_CORE" (goto PRO_and_CORE) else (goto FINISHING)
    :PRO_and_CORE
    if "%Index%"=="1" (goto :eof) else (goto FINISHING)
    :FINISHING
    del /f /q "%WimSource%\install.wim" >nul
    ren "%WimSource%\install_new.wim" "install.wim"
    goto :eof
    
    :: ============================================================================
    :: Integration complete
    :: ============================================================================
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Build ISO image
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :BUILD_ISO_IMAGE
    
    echo.
    echo Building ISO image file for BIOS and UEFI boot mode.
    echo.
    echo As long as the largest file is under ~4GB, it will fit on a UEFI boot mode compatible FAT32 USB flash drive.
    
    if "%Edition%"=="PRO_and_CORE" (goto PRO_and_CORE) else (goto PRO_or_CORE)
    :PRO_and_CORE
    set iso_volume_label=%OS%_%Arch%
    set iso_file_name=%OS%_%Arch%.iso
    goto END
    :PRO_or_CORE
    set iso_volume_label=%OS%_%Edition%_%Arch%
    set iso_file_name=%OS%_%Edition%_%Arch%.iso
    goto END
    :END
    
    set iso_path=%BaseDir%\iso
    if not exist "%iso_path%" md "%iso_path%"
    if exist "%iso_path%\%iso_file_name%" del /f /q "%iso_path%\%iso_file_name%" >nul
    
    oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" -l%iso_volume_label% "%BaseDir%\dvd" "%iso_path%\%iso_file_name%"
    
    goto :eof
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    :: Cleaning up
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    :CLEANING_UP
    
    rd /s /q "%BaseDir%\dvd"
    md "%BaseDir%\dvd"
    rd /s /q "%BaseDir%\mount"
    
    explorer "%iso_path%"
    goto :eof
    
    :: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Click image for larger version

    This is sometimes needed, if the integration fails after you have modified the Integration.cmd file.

    cleanup.cmd

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    set basedir=C:\my_Distribution
    
    dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:"%basedir%\mount\install" /Discard
    dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:"%basedir%\mount\boot" /Discard
    dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:"%basedir%\mount\winre" /Discard
    
    dism /Cleanup-Mountpoints /Quiet
    dism /Cleanup-Wim /Quiet
    
    rd /s /q "%basedir%\mount"
    rd /s /q "%basedir%\dvd"
    md "%basedir%\dvd"
    Here is an example of the SetupComplete.cmd

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    :: Place the SetupComplete.cmd in \sources\$OEM$\$$\Setup\Scripts
    :: Note! The per user (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) stuff cannot be done from SetupComplete.cmd
    :: Note! In Windows 8/8.1 Setupcomplete.cmd are disabled if an OEM product key is used.
    
    :: Disable Metro tutorial tips
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI" /V "DisableHelpSticker" /T "REG_DWORD" /D "00000001" /F >NUL
    
    RD /S /Q %windir%\Setup\Scripts >nul
    DEL /F /Q %0% >nul
    exit
    Copy the EI.CFG file to the sources folder. Now install as normal and the Windows 8/8.1 setup won't ask for the retail/OEM product key at the beginning of the setup. At the end of the Windows 8/8.1 setup, select the "Skip" option if you want to give the product key later.

    The EI.CFG file.

    Code:
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0
    In the VMware Player, select the option "Use ISO image file" and browse to the location of the ISO image file. You can also test the Windows 8/8.1 installation (only 64-bit) in UEFI boot mode, see the instructions at this link: link
    Last edited by genet; 31 Oct 2015 at 17:07.
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  7. #7


    With the oscdimg utility, how do I create an ISO image so that Windows 8.1 Update is started from the computers that have the standard bios or UEFI?

    Thanks

    Bye
    Last edited by balubeto; 30 Aug 2014 at 11:59.
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    Windows 10


    An example of the command (copied from previous post).

    Code:
    oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" -l%iso_volume_label% "%BaseDir%\dvd" "%iso_path%\%iso_file_name%"
    Last edited by genet; 01 Sep 2014 at 16:06.
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    An example of the command (copied from previous post).

    Code:
    oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" -l%iso_volume_label% "%BaseDir%\dvd" "%iso_path%\%iso_file_name%"
    I can not understand the working of the bootdata option. You could explain it to me?

    Thanks

    Bye
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  10. #10


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Create an image file for either a BIOS-based or UEFI-based computer by using a multi-boot command. For example:

    Code:
    oscdimg -o -u2 -udfver102 -bootdata:2#p0,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,e,b"%BaseDir%\dvd\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" -l%iso_volume_label% "%BaseDir%\dvd" "%iso_path%\%iso_file_name%"
    - where this command starts the Etfsboot.com boot file for a BIOS image, and then starts the Efisys.bin boot file for a UEFI image.

    Oscdimg Command-Line Options

    oscdimg [<options>] <sourceLocation> <destinationFile>

    -o Uses a MD5 hashing algorithm to compare files.
    -u2 Produces an image that contains only the UDF file system.
    -udfver102 Specifies UDF file system version 1.02.
    -bootdata:<number> Specifies a multi-boot image, followed by the number of boot entries. Do not use spaces.
    -l <volumeLabel> Specifies the volume label. Do not use spaces.
    <sourceLocation> Specifies the location of the files that you intend to build into an .iso image.
    <destinationFile> Specifies the name of the .iso image file.

    The following options may be used to generate multi boot entry images and may not be combined with any single boot entry switches.

    Each multi-boot entry is seperated via a # token, as well as the number of boot entries. The options for a boot entry are seperated via a comma token. Each boot option must specify the boot code for that option.

    -bootdata:<num>#defaultbootentry#bootentry2#bootentryN
    boot\etfsboot.com (see screenshot below)

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    efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    Note that the -m option is not needed.

    -m Ignores the maximum size limit of an image. The default value is a 74-minute CD. However, if UDF is used, the default has no maximum size.
    Last edited by genet; 01 Sep 2014 at 16:08. Reason: added more info
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