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Upgrading windows 10 Licences with PDQ


I have created a small deployment with PDQ to upgrade the license of our new systems from w10 Pro to Enterprise, my problem is that the deployment runs until timeout even though the license has upgraded.

I use the following command with Key to perform the upgrade - slmgr.vbs /ipk (key goes here)

Does anyone know of a way to get the deployment to finish correctly rather than run until time out, the license has been upgraded and a prompt appears stating the license has been upgraded, i imagine i've missed something obvious here.



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  • Hello!

    Similar results ended up making a .bat and deploying that from PDQ which works\succeeds in about 10-20 seconds.

    @echo off
    echo Activating Windows 10... Please wait...
    cscript //B "%windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs" /ipk KEYHERE
    cscript //B "%windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs" /ato
    echo Activation complete!

    Hope it helps!

  • Brilliant, should have thought of that my self!