Activating Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Edition

After installing Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Edition when you try to activate Windows, you may see the following error message:

Error code: 0x8007232B
Error description:   DNS name does not exist.

As you may expect, this error indicates that the key (a temporary key) cannot be activated. A new key needs to be set.

To change the key, open a command prompt as administrator. Move your mouse to the bottom left of the screen and right-click. Select “Command Prompt (Admin).”

slmgr.vbs /ipk <Key>

Go back and try to activate windows again. Windows 8 should activate successfully.


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