Where are the activation file stored? Eg when you enter your Serial number, and then activate via the internet or phone, where are the resulting file stored?
The reason im asking this question, is that I want to use the same boot media for 2 PCs, with 2 different licenses.
Assume this: I install a complete windows 7 installation on a portable drive. When imputting this in PC1, it will demand activation for PC1. Moving this to PC2, the activation for PC1 will be invalid. If I then input the CD-key for PC2, the PC2 will be sucessfully activated.
The problem is that too many activations will disable the CD-key, even tough the activation are done on the same hardware everytime., so activating PC1 with CDkey1, then activating PC2 with CDkey2, and then PC1 with CDkey1, and then PC2 with CDkey2 over and over and over again, in the end microsoft will block CDkey1 and CDkey2 for too many activations, even tough the licenses did not actually move to different hardware.
So the idea is to successfully activate PC1 (with CD-key for PC1), and then save the activation file somewhere safe. Then activate on PC2 (with CD-key for PC2) and then save this file somewhere safe.
After this, I can do a script, which will invoke slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX (with the correct CD-key for the PC in question), and then copy the correct activation file back into its correct location, which will instantly activate the PC in question.
So like, lets say I have 2 hard-drive less PC, and one portable drive with Windows 7 installed.
PC1 has serial number ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE PC2 has serial number FFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFF
For PC1, I set the serial number to ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE-ABCDE and then activate it over internet or phone. Then I want to save the file to lets say PC1.activation
For PC2, I set the serial number to FFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFF and then activate it over internet or phone. Then I want to save the file to lets say PC2.activation
Then I put a script in bootup, that will detect if its booted on PC1 or PC2, and thus run slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX and then copy the correct file (PC1.activation or PC2.activation) to the correct location, resulting in a valid activation.
So the question is: Where are the activation file stored?