As the name of this error code is Activation Error Code 0x8007232B, it appears due to two reasons. One is, while users, after installing the operating system on their computer, try to activate Windows on their PCs and the second reason is if the activation server of KMS is down. That’s why you can see the error code with any of the three error messages.
Error Code with Message 1-
Error Code: 0x8007232b
Message– DNS Name does not exist.
Error Code with Message 2-
Error Code: 0x8007232b
Message- 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 Code with Message 3-
Message- The file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
In this article, provided solution will fix if you are getting any of the above-mentioned error codes with the respective message.
Fix Activation Error Code 0x8007232B
There can be more than one method to fix this error code but in this article, we will explain only one and simple method to resolve this issue. Although you have Windows 7 or Windows 8 the solution will be the same for each operating system. Don’t worry just follow the guidelines and your issue should be resolved.
To resolve the Activation Error Code 0x8007232B, Change the product key to MAK from KMS
If you don’t know about the KMS (Key Management Server) and MAK (Multiple Activation Key) then we have provides a short intro about them. You should go with these once.
KMS (Key Management Server): In your storage environment, a KMS is a system that manages authentication keys securely used by the self-encrypting disks. KMS is linked to the other system that uses encryption or authentication keys.
MAK (Multiple Activation Key): This is a key that requires a connection with the Microsoft activation server as it activates your system on a one-time basis. It has a limit to activations based on the agreement of the Volume Licensing. But, you can increase your MAK limit by contacting the Microsoft Activation Center.
If still, you have any doubt about the MAK and KMS. you can google or can read more about these keys. Now, come to the point which is-
How to Change the product key from KMS to MAK
One thing we would like to say that, if the problem is related to the KMS then doing this will resolve the error definitely. So without wasting time, follow these steps:
- Go to the Strat and after clicking on it, type- cmd in the search box.
- Now, right-click on the command prompt option from the list and select- Run as administrator option.
- A popup will open, click on the Yes button.
- In the command prompt window type the following command-
slmgr -ipk xxxxx – xxxxx – xxxxx – xxxxx – xxxxx
Where- X represents your product key. This key is a set of 25 alphanumeric characters. Make sure your license is still valid.
- Now, hit the Enter button after checking all.
- You will see a pop-up with the successful installation message.
- Now, check once again. The Error should be resolved now.