Windows Server 2012 Activation Error

7 Nov

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)

Job done.