Error 0x8007007B or 0x8007232b occurs when you try to activate Windows

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Symptoms


When you try to activate a Windows installation (client or server), you receive one or more error messages that resembles the following.

Error message 1

Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b
DNS Name does not exist
Error 0x8007007B  or 0x8007232b occurs when you try to activate Windows

Error message 2

Windows could not be activated.
Key management services (KMS) host could not be located in domain name system (DNS), please have your system administrator verify that a KMS is published correctly in DNS.
Error: 0x8007232b 
Description: DNS name does not exist.

Error message 3

Error: 0x8007007B
The file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect

Resolution


To resolve this problem, use one or more of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.

Method 1: Change the product key to an MAK

If KMS activation will not be used, and if there is no KMS server, the product key should be changed to an MAK. For Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), or for TechNet, the stock-keeping units (SKUs) that are listed below the media are generally volume licensed-media, and the product key that’s provided is an MAK key.

To change the product key to an MAK, follow these steps:

 

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1.Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your OS.

  • Windows 7 or Vista (Windows Server 2003)

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2

Press the Windows logo key+X, and then click Command Prompt (Admin). Or, right-click the Start button and then click Command Prompt(Admin). If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

2.At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:

slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx 

Note The xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx placeholder represents your MAK product key.

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Method 2: Configure a KMS host server for the clients to activate against

KMS activation requires that a KMS host server be configured for the clients to activate against. If there are no KMS host servers configured in your environment, 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. For information about the KMS host server configuration process, see Set up a KMS host on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.

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