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Windows Activation error: Code 0x8007232b

I was trying to activate Windows Server 2008 and got this error:
“Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b .DNS Name does not exist”

Actually Windows was looking for KMS server for the activation . and when it did not find that , it threw error 0x8007232b.

Microsoft has a KB article for resolving the issue:

I used following method to resolve the issueThe solution worked for me was:

1. Cick All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt.
2. Click Run as administrator.
3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
            slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Note: In this command, the xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx placeholder represents your MAK product key.

4. Now try to activate the Windows online, you will succeed.


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Anonymous said...

Thank you. Life saver

avner said...

Thank you. Worked perfectly.

Diego said...

Thanks a lot!!!! It worked perfect!!!

EyeChartBrew said...

Quick and painless, worked liked a charm. Thanks for posting this mate.

Sorrow said...

Woot! Thanks.
100% fix for me. :)

Krandingle said...

Bingo! Thanks a lot - saved me from a reinstall!

Gene said...

Works. Now why do we have to do this? MS grabs all of our dough, but tosses the problems to the "user community." When will they fix their stuff? - Never; they're getting away with it.

oglin said...

tried it on my dell1501, but no joy. it says it does not recognize the info


porkchop92 said...

Cant activate when I use that syntax...:D

Maha said...

What if the windows copy came with the laptop and you don't have the key?

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