HP intelligent provisioning Windows cannot read the setting from the unattended answer file.

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When trying to install Windows Server 2012 or 2016 using HP intelligent provisioning i get an error message “Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting from the unattended answer file”.

Tags: asked May 18, 2017
Andrey
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There are a lot of HP articles and suggestions but this is the only solution i was able to find:   When the error comes up, click on to exit into the command prompt Launch notepad and open c:\autounattend.xml You have to search the string <ProductKey>, there are two. Below the first one under USER insert a new line that contains the string <Key></Key> You don't have to insert a code, only the tags. Save the file and relaunch manually the command X:\Windows\Hpssbem.exe again The installation should continue
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