I recently purchased an still shrinked box of Windows Server 2008 Standard.
I am upgrading a server from 2003 to 2008 (hardware and tools here are all 32-bit).
It Installed in a snap (on a nice big clean drive). Then I realized the clock was ticking on activation.
I have tried two options concerning activation.
[ACTIVATE WINDOWS ONLINE]
Click the button, wait 1 minute and I recieve
Windows Activation Error Code 0x8007232B
Description: DNS name does not exist
(my research finds lots of talk about KMS Host servers, but I'm unsure if/how that might
apply to a lone machine in my office used to run vmware)
So, the other choice is,
[CHANGE PRODUCT KEY]
I enter the key taken from the nice plastic box, 25 chars, and after about
a minute it tells me,
"The Product key you have entered does not appear to be valid"
****, they have me coming and going.
Is there someone out there that can shed light on this, please?