避免VirtualBox Clone VM需Re-Activate Ms Office

Situation

使用 Clone 功能由一個 Based VM 複製出另一個 VM後,新的 VM 中的Ms Office 相關軟體需重新 Activate 的問題

Environment

VirtualBox 5.1.12

Ms Office 2013

Solution

Ms Office 與 VM 中的 Hardware UUID 綁定,因此如果 Hardware 的 UUID 異動,就會觸發 Ms Office Re-Activation 的程序。因此如果將 Hardware UUID 設成一致,就不會觸發 Re-Activation程序了。

Step 1: 先查看原始 VM 的 UUID 資訊

VBoxManage showvminfo [原 VM Name]

取得 Hardware UUID 的資訊

Step 2: 開啟 Cloned VM 的 .vbox 檔→找到 Hardware 的標籤→加上UUID→Done

<Hardware uuid=”{原VM的Hardware UUID}”>

(使用設有Hardware uuid的VM進行Clone等作業就不會獨發Re-Activation程序了)

Reference

https://raywoodcockslatest.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/virtualbox-win7-activation/

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