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Activation of quebec RRS feed

  • Question

  • Quebec may well be full of activists, but I'm actually reading the  documentation.

    Under "Comparing Windows XP Embedded and ... Quebec"
    Activation:
        Required
        Support System Locked Preinstallation (SLP) 2.0

    However, the documentation includes no further information. Some pointers would be appreciated.


    If it is going to be a pain then I want to avoid this as long as possible with XP E ^^;
    =^x^=
    Friday, September 4, 2009 8:45 AM

Answers

  • Thanks for the comment PE.  Preston, myself and a few other discussed and we'd like to share with you this:

     

    Our goal is to enable a similar user experience in WES2011 that you had in WES2009 in that activation process is handled offline without end-user interaction. In another word, it’ll be as simple as what we had in XPe or WES 2009.  More information will be available as we move closer to RTM.

     

    Meanwhile, our documentation team (yea we do have a team working on that J) has a plan to include details on activation in the next release. PLEASE continue sending us feedback like this, so we know where to improve.

     

    If you’d like to know more under the hood about activation in WES 2011, here it is:

     

    **
    Windows Embedded 2011 will have a new form of activation developed by Windows specifically for the needs of the Embedded market. It will be referred to as “Embedded Activation” or “Brand Activation”. Windows Embedded is now a unique Edition that’s part of the overall family of Windows products. This new method of activation is integrated into the edition, essentially "baked in" to Windows Embedded Standard 2011.

     

    Key facts:

    ·         Activation will happen automatically during setup of the reference or master image

    ·         It will not require network or internet connectivity

    ·         It will require the use of an OEM-specific or license-specific product key (included in the answer file or keyed in to the OOBE UI)

    ·         The activation state persists through manufacturing and/or deployment

    ·         Except in the case of license or kernel tampering, the activation status will be static -- once activated the OS remains activated

    ·         End users will not see activation state notifications

    ·         Includes a limited level of traceability should piracy occur

     

    Similar to previous products, Windows Embedded Standard 2011 images set up using evaluation keys or without a product key cannot be activated and will only be functional for the pre-determined evaluation period.
    **

    Again, the bottom line is we've done lot of research and worked really hard on this one, and we'll ensure a simple experience just like you had on XPe or WES2009 for activation.

    Weijuan


    Check out Embedded Windows Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/default.aspx
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:57 AM

All replies

  • I'm glad you are reading the documentation.  I am checking with the team to get a complete answer to the activation question and I will get back to you.

    -Preston V

    Monday, September 7, 2009 5:24 AM
  • Thanks for the comment PE.  Preston, myself and a few other discussed and we'd like to share with you this:

     

    Our goal is to enable a similar user experience in WES2011 that you had in WES2009 in that activation process is handled offline without end-user interaction. In another word, it’ll be as simple as what we had in XPe or WES 2009.  More information will be available as we move closer to RTM.

     

    Meanwhile, our documentation team (yea we do have a team working on that J) has a plan to include details on activation in the next release. PLEASE continue sending us feedback like this, so we know where to improve.

     

    If you’d like to know more under the hood about activation in WES 2011, here it is:

     

    **
    Windows Embedded 2011 will have a new form of activation developed by Windows specifically for the needs of the Embedded market. It will be referred to as “Embedded Activation” or “Brand Activation”. Windows Embedded is now a unique Edition that’s part of the overall family of Windows products. This new method of activation is integrated into the edition, essentially "baked in" to Windows Embedded Standard 2011.

     

    Key facts:

    ·         Activation will happen automatically during setup of the reference or master image

    ·         It will not require network or internet connectivity

    ·         It will require the use of an OEM-specific or license-specific product key (included in the answer file or keyed in to the OOBE UI)

    ·         The activation state persists through manufacturing and/or deployment

    ·         Except in the case of license or kernel tampering, the activation status will be static -- once activated the OS remains activated

    ·         End users will not see activation state notifications

    ·         Includes a limited level of traceability should piracy occur

     

    Similar to previous products, Windows Embedded Standard 2011 images set up using evaluation keys or without a product key cannot be activated and will only be functional for the pre-determined evaluation period.
    **

    Again, the bottom line is we've done lot of research and worked really hard on this one, and we'll ensure a simple experience just like you had on XPe or WES2009 for activation.

    Weijuan


    Check out Embedded Windows Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/default.aspx
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:57 AM