Whilst trying to activate Windows Server 2012 in a VM I kept getting an error:
- Windows couldn’t be activated
- Error 0x8007232B
- DNS Name does not exist
This was a bit of an issue, and it was a legitimate version of Windows. Thankfully this solution worked wonders.
From a command prompt, run:
slmgr.vbs /ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
(Where the X’s are your product key)