Okay, I have been working through the night to meet some deadlines on a few cloud projects at work. One of the challenges I have come across was activating my VM’s reason being they are behind a very strict firewall, therefore cannot activate in the normal sense.
To resolve this I used the Microsoft ADK it includes VAMT (Volume Activation Managment Tool) Which more importantly allows you to perform activation via proxy. It is worth checking out
You can download this from the following link