Error: 0x8007232B DNS Name Does Not Exist

KB ID 0001622

Problem

Seen when attempting to ‘Activate’ a Window machine;

Activation 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist

Error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist

Solution

The reason for this error is the Windows machine has looked for a KMS (Key Management Server) in its local DNS, and not found one. This is because (out of the box) it has a Windows KMS licence code installed. Now if you have a KMS server you need to work out why you cant see it, I’ve covered troubleshooting KMS in link below;

Using a KMS Server

So if you don’t have a KMS server and dont wish you deploy one, you need to change, the Windows activation code on this machine to a MAK (Multiple Activation Key) instead,  Note: you will get these keys from the Microsoft Volume Licence Service Center. Then from an administrative command window;

slmgr -ipk 12345-ABCDE-12345-ABCDE-12345
slmgr -ato

0x8007232B Error

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Author: PeteLong

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