Windows 7 Activation Failed


When attempting to online activate a copy of Windows 7, you may receive one of the following errors:

Key management services (KMS) host could not be located in domain name system (DNS),

please have your system administrator verify that a kms is published correctly in dns.


_A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate.  Error Code 0x8007232B.


Resolution 1:

Right click Computer -> Properties -> [scroll to bottom] Change Product Key -> Input the correct product key -> Restart

Resolution 2:

Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> right-click Command Prompt -> Run as administrator

At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:

slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

(Where xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx is your activation key)

After running that command, I also had to manually try activating one more time (as in Resolution 1, but I didn’t try to change the product key).  This time, it succeeded.