The image is based on a system with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM. The workstations that the images will be installed on are very critical and as a result will have NO internet access to avoid viruses, malware etc.
When creating the image, Windows 7 will not be activated initially. Windows will be activated, using its OEM key, after the image has been installed on the workstation. Since there is no internet, activation will be done by calling Microsoft each time. The image will have all its drivers/updates manually installed and auto-updating will be disabled.
- Is there a way to have the main image activated and ready to go, so that we don't have to activate after installing on a workstation each time? (Avoids the headache of calling Microsoft each time)
- After initial activation, will Windows 7 ever ask to be reactivated at a later time (for example: X months later)?
- Are there any other annoyances that might come up, if Windows cannot reach the internet?