OEM Windows license for use in TS, collections and reports
It would be great if we could check the OEM Windows license in the UEFI for asset management, OS Deployment and reports.
My scenario is thousands of computers with OEM licenses comprising all from Windows Vista to Windows 10.
To help the deployment of Windows 10 in the company we have bought hundreds of Windows 10 licenses.
Therefore, we have to maintain a list of these licenses and the computers they are given to.
I have a task sequence that checks the OEM license for Windows 10 in the UEFI and in a SQL database and then selects to install either Windows 10 or Windows 7 dependent on the available license for the current machine.
For the OEM check I use a little program from Github, ShowKeyPlus, that can return the product the OEM license key is for.
This TS is just to make it easier for IT support staff and the users to reinstall the OS without licensing mistakes.
Having this check directly in SCCM would be marvelous.
It could be used for asset management, OS deployment, reporting etc.
Having the option to import licenses and assign them to computers would be top notch too.