I recently decided to install Windows 8.1 Enterprise on a computer of mine, and everything was smooth sailing...................until the activation step (as it should be right.....everyone always has these kinds of problems). Although I could successfully enter the product key I couldn't validate the copy and kept getting a "0x8007232B DNS name does not exist" error. I looked up the error code online and nearly every fix suggested performing the "nslookup -type=all _vlmcs._tcp>kms.txt" in an elevated command prompt, but I couldn't do it and kept getting a "Non existent domain" error. I looked this up and from what it seems my activation error seems to be a DNS issue, based on those who have had errors the same as mine:
Per the first link I went into my network adapter's advanced TCP/IP settings and checked the DNS settings and saw the "Apply primary and connection specific DNS suffixes" circle darkened and the "Append parent suffixes" box checked. From looking at the guide it seemed I had to change it to the second option.
But this is where I get extremely confused.
I think I'm supposed to enter in my DNS suffix but I have absolutely no idea what it is and if I even have one. I looked further for some alternative solutions and found that the only way people could accomplish it is by calling Microsoft to validate it by phone.
But I'm not able to call Microsoft and validate it by phone, so I really don't know what to do at this point. Help would be appreciated as I nearly wasted my entire day trying to fix it myself.