Activate Windows 8 RTM Enterprise without slui (DNS name does not exist)


If like me you have installed Windows 8 Enterprise on your machine, you have certainly noticed that you cannot activate Windows because of a DNS error (DNS name does not exist.) if you do not have a KMS server. The error code is 0x8007232B.

To activate Windows Enterprise we will need to change the key of the license.

To activate your account. Take your key on your MSDN account.

Open your Powershell as administrator and type the following commands

> slmgr.vbs /ipk YOUR_KEY
> slmgr.vbs /ato

A dialog should now inform you that your Windows license has been activated!

Congratulations your Windows should now be registered.

Comments (31)

  1. aman says:

    same problem here bro!!! :'( pls somebody help us

  2. Hi Aman,

    Haven't you been able to solve this issue with the solution displayed here?

  3. Sean says:

    This did work for me, thank you.

  4. Lorenzo says:

    Thanks, this worked for me, not sure why we had to do this though.

  5. xxx says:

    those all keys you have found in internet have blocked by the microsoft,wait until some hackers get worked out!!

  6. KanD says:

    I'm getting a different error code 0x8007007B. And the above mentioned step does not help me.

    Can you help me please.

  7. Hi KanD,

    Have you tried to launch Powershell (administrator).

    Then type : > slui 3

    It will open a window that will allow you to enter a key for your Windows product.

    Then try to activate it.

    Give me some news.

    Linvi

  8. mitch says:

    worked for me. thanks!

  9. Dana says:

    Worked perfectly!  Thank you!

  10. Keyur says:

    That worked. Thanks

  11. anonymous says:

    where can I get a key?

  12. You can get a key if you have a msdn subscriber account.

  13. Lee Nelson says:

    Cool!!

  14. wm says:

    Thank you, it works with the Microsoft key

  15. kanu_737@yahoo.in says:

    Hi, windows is not activating even after doing this

  16. gindo says:

    still not activated after followed the above instructions!!

    still get DNS error warn!

  17. Hello,

    What is the build of your Windows 8 Enterprise?

    Linvi

  18. Roger says:

    Same problem as KanD ! Error 0x8007007B DNS name does not exist. Ran as admin.

  19. I have installed the last version of Windows Enterprise today and this solution is still working

  20. Jason Rendel says:

    You rock, this worked without any issues. :)

  21. gindo says:

    not working!!still problem..!!help me get out from this problem plizz..!!

    i have tried using either command prompt or powershell with elevated permission but still error.

    contact me at gindo.firda@icloud.com

    Thanks

  22. Luis says:

    Worked for me on Windows Server 2012! Thanks!

  23. chakri says:

    after doing the above process

    in the windows script host instead of product activated successfully

    i am getting access denied the requested action requires elevated privilages

  24. Kalifa.CR says:

    Thanks!!!

  25. mark says:

    i do have window 8 enterprises evolution for 90 days that i downloaded from the internet but due now its showing me that 89 days is remaining for this window activation. i do have some pictures in that now what i need to do now to activate it. its a 32 bit edition

  26. Alabai says:

    Previously, I'm getting "access denied the requested action requires elevated privilages" also.

    After that, I go to C:WindowsSystem32 and run cmd.exe as administrator then it was successfully activated. Try it!

  27. Dhaval says:

    Hi,

    I have the same issue as above which I am still facing even after following the above mentioned steps. On running the first script it says key installed successfully but on the second step it still shows the dns error. It would be of great help if you could advise on what to do next.

  28. Ablert says:

    I have the same issue as above which I am still facing even after following the above mentioned steps. On running the first script it says key installed successfully but on the second step it still shows the dns error. It would be of great help if you could advise on what to do next by contacting at freescream@163.com.

  29. vaibhav says:

    Not able to activate windows 8 enterprise build 9200 .

    I am not having key.  Please help me…….

  30. HP ENVY M7 says:

    tried all the steps and it saying

    specified product key is blocked

    i have a 2013 Hp envy with windows 8. preinstalled by best buy.

    no windows cd rom and no product key.

    please help it would be greatly appreciated.