How to Fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error [Solved]

By | September 7, 2016

How to Fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error [Solved] – Many of the Windows users come across 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error when they try to activate Windows. The error messages are as follows:

Error 0x8007232b: DNS Name does not exist.

Error 0x8007007B: The file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

How to Fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error [Solved]


Causes of 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error

Before solving the real issue, let me tell you the possible causes which are responsible for these errors:

  • When you install any of the mentioned operating system using volume-licensed media: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, Windows 8.x Pro or Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Activation wizard fails to get connected to Key Management Service,
  • You ended up using generic Setup Key which is meant for cases of volume license.

After understanding the root cause, let us move ahead fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error. Three methods have been listed to solve the issue. Try till you find the method that will actually solve the problem that you are facing.


Method 1 to fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error

The first method suggests the users to use Multiple Activation Key or to change the product key which was user assigned. The fix varies from one operating system another. Depending on your OS, choose the one that best suit your needs.

Follow the following steps for Windows 7:

Step 1: Click on ‘Start’-> ‘Programs’ -> ‘Accessories’

Step 2: Right-click in the ‘Command Prompt’ section.

Step 3: Click on ‘Run as administrator’.

Step 4: Give the right password if asked.

Follow the following steps for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012/ 2012 R2

Step 1: Press together the Windows logo key and X key.

Step 2: Select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’.

Step 3: Give the right password if asked.

The steps after choosing ‘Run as administrator’ in ‘Command Prompt’ in all the operator system is same.

Step 1: Type the following command: slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-x where xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-x denotes the MAK product key.

Step 2: Press enter.

This should fix the issue. If you are still facing the 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error message, move to the second fix.


Method 2 to fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error

The second fix suggests the users activate against by configuring the host server of KMS. You can configure a KMS host server by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Install and activate a KMS host server by using the suitable host server key of KMS.

Step 2: Configure the computer present in the network for hosting the KMS software.

Step 3: Publish the settings of Domain Name System.

I hope that this must have fixed the issue but if you are still facing those error messages, you don’t need to worry. It is because we have a third method for you.

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Method 3 to fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error

The third method to fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error will tell you how you can assign a KMS server, manually. You can do it by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Press together the Windows logo key and X key.

Step 2: Select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’.

Step 3: Give the right password if asked.

Step 4: Now use command prompts mentioned below in the elevated command prompt.

  • With the usage of FQDN of the host, if you want to allot KMS host, type the following code: cscript \windows \system32 \slmgr.vbs -skms <KMS_FQDN><:port>
  • With the usage of 4 IP address version of the host, if you want to allot KMS host, type the following code: cscript \windows \system32 \slmgr.vbs -skms <IPv4Address><:port>
  • With the usage of 6 IP address of the host, if you want to allot KMS Host, type the following command: cscript \windows \system32 \slmgr.vbs -skms <IPv6Address><:port>
  • With the usage of NETBIOS, if you want to allot the KMS host, enter the following code: cscript \windows \system32 \slmgr.vbs -skms <NetbiosName><:port>
  • If you wish to do automatic discovery by reverting, type the following code: cscript \windows \system32 \slmgr.vbs- ckms

So, this was the third method to fix 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B Error. If you are facing any problem, in following any particular step, comment your query. If you are still unable to fix the issue, inform me about the method that you have tried, and I will do my best to help you. If one of the three methods have given you the solution, do share the post to help your friends in need.

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