I have a lab of virtual (Windows 7 Ultimate) machines and want to create a Windows image using MDT 2013 / DISM.
When I use the DISM capture-image on the reference machine and DISM apply-image on the 'new' virtual machine all works fine, except that the newly imaged machine has had activation reset.
If I used Ghost / Acronis / Reflect etc. to create and deploy an image - and then booted the new machine - it would be an identical replica of the reference PC - i.e. no activation needed.
So, is it actually possible to stop DISM from resetting activation?
I am asking because I have loads of 'test' machines that get rebuilt - some frequently and some not, and have no access to the KMS server. (Separate LAN)