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Does anyone have any idea how to retrieve the Windows 8 Enterprize Product Key from an installation?  Tried many of the scripts.  All return BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB as the Product Key.  Seems to be an "Enterprise" version issue.


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brianwhelton
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brianwhelton

Whelton Network Solutions is an IT service provider.

Not sure you can, do you have a contract with Microsoft or Technet, it's probably easier to contact them and raise a support call.

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Tim Good
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Tim Good

Product Key Finder:

 http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

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reverendjon
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reverendjon

Go to Microsoft Licensing Center, if you are using Windows Enterprise it should be a volume license, that may be why its not showing up.

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Tetra
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Tetra

Yes, Enterprise versions hasn't got an actual digital product id key in the registry.

The reason it show up as just B's, is that it is a kind of a Base-24 coded value where some easily misread characters, like A  are not used[1], so the B's here are actually just zeros.

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1. Could be read as 4 (really?). Other omissions are I and 1,  O and 0, then S that could be confused with 5, U that could be confused with V (I suppose), and Z that could be confused with 2, then E, L, N that I'm not sure why are omitted. Sadly B that I often read as 8 is not omitted.

So the 24 digits are: B C D F G H J K M P Q R T V W X Y 2 3 4 6 7 8 9

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DragonsRule
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DragonsRule

ChuckLayton wrote:

Does anyone have any idea how to retrieve the Windows 8 Enterprize Product Key from an installation? 

Why are you trying to do this?  If it's an Enterprise install the key will be the same on all of your machines.
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ChuckLayton
Thai Pepper
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ChuckLayton

I bought 9 copies of Windows 8 Enterprise version from a retailer (TechSupplyKing) on the internet.  Each one came with an activation key.  The key works fine.  The problem is I started installing and forgot to record which key was used on which machine.

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DragonsRule
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DragonsRule

I didn't know you could buy it that way.  I thought Enterprise had to be VLK, so there would be only one key for all machines.

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brianwhelton
Ghost Chili
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brianwhelton

Whelton Network Solutions is an IT service provider.

Doh!
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reverendjon
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reverendjon

I think you got scammed, Enterprise is available thru a) Volume Licensing or with Software Assurance and b) With an In-Tune Subscription.  Retailers should not be selling Enterprise keys. Re sellers can but you still access the key through microsofts volume license center.  Here ya go http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/products-and-technologies/windows-7/default.aspx 

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reverendjon
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reverendjon

http://www.scamorg.com/tech-supply-king-33

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ChuckLayton
Thai Pepper
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ChuckLayton

Very Scary!  Been on the phone with Microsoft.  I'll post back here where this goes. 

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ChuckLayton
Thai Pepper
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ChuckLayton

Ok, final update.  I take back all the bad things I've said about Microsoft during my career.  They gave me a MAK.  They will "get with" the Vendor.  Very strange.  The downloads are definitely Enterprise Edition and the keys they gave me actually activated the product.  Hmmm.  Thanks to everyone for all your input on this.

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ChuckLayton
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ChuckLayton

Thanks Reverendjon.  That was very helpful.

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Greg O.
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Greg O.

Hey, wanted to post this somewhere so it was on the internet. Win 8 enterprise is a pain in teh arse. They made the registry entry confusing by adding a second DigitalProductId entry in the registry, the only difference is they add a 4. The script bellow worked properly for me on 8.1 enterprise. 

CODE LINK: http://paste.ofcode.org/7cL8jRrNZM8eQFJh6UrPLR

Save the code into notepad and rename the file to *.vbs

Cheers,
Greg (Rottjr) Owens

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dilpeshjain
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dilpeshjain

Greg O. wrote:

Hey, wanted to post this somewhere so it was on the internet. Win 8 enterprise is a pain in teh arse. They made the registry entry confusing by adding a second DigitalProductId entry in the registry, the only difference is they add a 4. The script bellow worked properly for me on 8.1 enterprise. 

CODE LINK: http://paste.ofcode.org/7cL8jRrNZM8eQFJh6UrPLR

Save the code into notepad and rename the file to *.vbs%uFEFF

Cheers,
Greg (Rottjr) Owens

Hey Greg, the link you provided is not working.

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