win 2008 r2 unable to activate “make genunine”

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But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about windows, windows-server-2008-r2, , , .

I have a copy of windows 2008 r2 which is genuine, I am using it as a developmnt environment. I have it set up as a DC. When I select “Activate windows now” / “Activate windows online” it keeps throwing message “DNS name does not exist”.

I suspest this is to do with KMS but unsure how to proceed

Solution :

Was this an MSDN or a VLK copy of Windows? If so, see KB 929826. The short:

Change the product key to a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) by following these steps:

  1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click
    Command Prompt.
  2. Click Run as administrator.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for
    confirmation, type the password or
    provide confirmation.

  3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press

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

    Note In this command, the xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    placeholder represents your MAK product key.

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