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Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b DNS Name does not exist

Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b DNS Name does not exist

Microsoft Operating Systems Affected

WIndows 7 All Versions
Windows Vista All Versions
WIndows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2

This error happens for one of two reasons:

1. You are using “volume licensed media” when installing your operating system, and the machine is looking for a server on your network that runs the KMS Service (key Management Service). You need to have a KMS server if you are activating 25 machines or more. If this error happens and you really only run a few machines you need to enter a MAK (Multiple Activation key) and activate Windows again to stop this error.

2. The Microsoft VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center) is down or undergoing maintenance as part of a series of enhancements to improve the licensing management experience for partners and customers.

Both of these two reasons are correctable by doing the following:

1. For reason #1, contact your software reseller and obtain a MAK key.

2. For reason #2, you can check eOpen to see the current status of Microsoft’s “VLSC” Volume Licensing Service Center

Activation Error 0x8007232B
Step by Step Solution For reason #1

Once you have contacted your reseller and they give you a MAK or Multiple Activation key

1. Click Start > Right Click on Computer in the left menu > Click on Properties > Scroll Down to the Windows Activation Section > Change Product Key.

2. Enter the new MAK or Multiple Activation key

3. Select Activate Windows by the newly entered product key.

Microsoft Product KeyYour Windows should be activated at this point but If you are unable to activate Windows using this method, please follow the steps outlined in steps 4 through 6.

4. Click Start > Click All Programs > Open the Accessories Folder > Right Click “Command Prompt” > “Run as Administrator”, Once you right click, you will see the “Run as Administrator” option at the top right under “Open”.

5. Enter the following on the command line slmgr /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
Where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is a valid MAK (Multiple Activation key)

6. After you enter the above command in #4, the command line will drop down a line and seem like its doing nothing but after about 1 minute, you should get a “windows has successfully changed your product key” prompt or popup.

Replace Product Key Windows 7

Now, Do the activation process again by doing just steps 1 and 3 above, I will repeat steps 1 and 3 below as steps a and b.

a. Click Start > Right Click on Computer in the left menu > Click on Properties > Scroll Down to the Windows Activation Section > Change Product Key.

b. Select Activate Windows by the newly entered product key.

Microsoft Product Key

Step by Step Solution For reason #2

1. Easy, just go to eOpen which is Microsoft’s “VLSC” Volume Licensing Service Center webpage located here https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/

I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial on how to fix the Code 0x8007232b DNS Name does not exist Activation Error

Joe Lovrek

Windows 7 Update

I have personally tested Windows 7 and use it currently and I have to say, it is one awesome operating system. It actually located all the drivers for my current motherboard which is a top of the line Asus motherboard. Windows 7 runs smooth and lacks all the bloat ware of Windows Vista. Microsoft did a bang up job on the new operating system. Though it still uses the old Vista engine, Microsoft finally tweaked their next OS to almost perfection.

Joe Lovrek