Originally posted by Warez Monster
it should be in there already...after you installed XP, you already have the key installed and all the software keys too. How are you doing the images?
sysprep runs a minisetup on the first boot after restoring the image. this regenerates a sid for the system along with allowing you to set config normally set on a typical install.
you can automate this process by creating a sysprep.inf on a floppy disk and insert it as the system boots for the first time.
if you do not have a entry for the cdkey in the sysprep.inf the system will ask you for one. But the office install will have the key you installed it with. You could leave a copy of the office install on the drive that you are imaging tho. Then after the sysprep is complete, run the office install.