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Unable to activate Windows Enterprise edition. Error 0x8007232b

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac

Symptoms

Unable to activate Windows, the following error appears:

    Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b
    DNS Name does not exist

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Cause

The activation wizard cannot connect to a Key Management Service (KMS) host computer.

Resolution

Use a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) instead of KMS activation:

  1. In Windows, at the search bar type "cmd", right click Command Prompt > Run as Adminisrtator.
  2. Execute the command:

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

    Where xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx is your activation key

  3. In case of success you'll see the following:

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NOTE: In case it does not help, please refer to Microsoft article:

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

Search words:

DNS Name does not exist

0x8007232b

Windows activation

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