“Help! Unable to activate Windows Enterprise edition, error code 0x8007232b, DNS Name does not exist. How can i fix this error code?”
Recently, there has been a discussion that Windows could not be activated and an error code occurred. The reasons for this issue can be internet connection restriction, counterfeit software, hardware change etc. In this post, we’ve gathered some useful tricks to fix Windows not activating errors efficiently.
Solution 1: Change The Product Key to An MAK to Fix Windows Activation Failure
Search cmd and click “Run as administrator”.
At the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter.
slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
Tips: The xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx placeholder represents your MAK product key.
Solution 2: Configure A KMS Host Server for The Clients to Activate Against
If there are no KMS host servers configured in your environment, KMS activation will not work. Thus, it’s necessary to install and activate one by using an appropriate KMS host server key. After you configure a computer on the network to host the KMS software, publish the Domain Name System (DNS) settings. Check how to set up a KMS host on Windows Server.
Solution 3: Create A KMS SRV Record in A Microsoft DNS Server Manually
Another alternative way to fix cannot activate Windows 10/8/8.1/7 after a clean re-installation,upgrade or repair is creating a KMS SRV record. Here are the steps:
Open DNS Manager from DNS server, click “Start”, click “Administrative Tools” and then click “DNS”.
Click the DNS server where you have to create the SRV resource record.
In the console tree, expand Forward Lookup Zones, right-click the domain, and then click Other New Records.
Scroll down the list, click Service Location (SRV), and then click Create Record
Type the following information: Service: _VLMCS Protocol: _TCP Port number: 1688 Host offering the service:<FQDN_of_KMS_Host>
Solution 4: Manually Assign A KMS Server to Fix Windows Activation Errors
1. Click Start, type cmd in the search box and right click cmd.exe, then click “Run as administrator”.
2. Use the following commands from an elevated command prompt:
To assign a KMS host by using the FQDN of the host, type the following command: cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -skms <KMS_FQDN>:<port>
To assign a KMS host by using the version 4 IP address of the host, type the following command: cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -skms <IPv4Address><:port>
To assign a KMS host by using the version 6 IP address of the host, type the following command: cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -skms <IPv6Address><:port>
To assign a KMS host by using the NETBIOS name of the host, type the following command: cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -skms <NetbiosName><:port>
To revert to automatic discovery on a KMS client, type the following command: cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs –ckms
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When Windows 10/8/7 could not be activated no key management service, the filename directory name is incorrect or get other error codes, just try the above methods and your problem will be solved easily. For further questions about this post or Windows activation, contact us at any time by commenting below.