When attempting to activate a volume-licensed copy of one of the followings:
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
Windows Server 2008 R2
you may receive an error similar to the following:
Activation Error: Code 0x8007232b
DNS Name does not exist
Windows could not be activated.
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.
DNS name does not exist.
In order to solve it:
After you've successfully opened the administrative command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:
The xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx placeholder represents your MAK product key.