Deploying Windows 8 Consumer Preview with MDT 2012 RC1

After importing the Windows 8 CP sources to the MDT 2012 RC1 Deployment Share, and making a Task Sequence with the new OS image, I knew my Windows 8 experience was delayed because of this error;

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Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting from the unattend answer file.

Other sources say to remove the floppy drive from the VM, but this didn’t solved the ProductKey issue for me:

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The solution was rather simple, I had to change SkipProductKey to NO in customsettings.ini.

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After changing SkipProductKey=0, the Deployment Wizard asks for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview product key, and the deployment will proceed like it should.

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Get Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the ProductKey from Microsoft.

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