Just wanted to ask few questions.

1. Do you have to close itunes when you want to use windows.bat to activate but make sure it has full access to the internet when it opens on its one for the activation.
i.e grant full access or disable firewall

2. When an iphone is activated,will the sim that comes with it in the box get service signals(UK o2 simcard) or you have to take it out and put another sim card before you can get signal on the iphone.

I once activated an iphone and i got no service.but i didn't test it will another simcard because i had no other o2 sim.I am now thinking maybe the no service issue was because the sim was not activated.