Windows 2012 Activation Error: DNS name does not exist

When activating Windows Server 2012, you can get this error: Windows 2012 Activation Error DNS name does not exist Error Code: 0x8007232B This applies to Windows Server 2012, but also previous versions of Windows. It’s caused by using a product key that is mismatched with the installed product. For example, you may have installed a version […]
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How To Enter The Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key

If you’ve installed Microsoft Office 2010, but are wondering where to enter the Microsoft Office 2010 product key, you’ll find it in the Help section of any Office 2010 program. To enter the Office 2010 product key, once you’ve installed Office 2010, open up Microsoft Excel (or any Office 2010 application), click File -> Help […]
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Your Request Cannot Be Processed Make Sure You Have Provided – RD Licensing

When performing certain actions on a Remote Desktop Licensing Server, such as reinstalling licenses, you can get this error when connecting to Microsoft Clearinghouse: Your request cannot be processed make sure you have provided. Make sure you have provided all the required information accurately, and then resubmit your request. If the problem persists, try using […]
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Unable To Connect To ShadowProtect License Server | Windows 8

If you are trying to connect to the ShadowProtect License Server service running on a Windows 8 PC, but are unable to connect, then you probably need to create a firewall exception for port 20248. To create a firewall port exception in Windows 8: 1. Go to the Control Panel (Charms bar – > Settings […]
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Remote Desktop Licensing Mode Is Not Configured – Server 2012

If you’ve installed Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2012, then you will need to setup an RD Licensing server. If you haven’t you’ll be getting this error message: Remote Desktop licensing mode is not configured. Remote Desktop Services will stop working in 119 days. On the RD Connection Broker server, use Server Manager to […]
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How To Transfer Terminal Services Licenses In Windows 2003, 2008, 2012

I haven’t had to move licenses from one terminal services license server for a number of years, but I’ve recently migrated from Terminal Server 2008 R2 to Terminal Services in Windows Server 2012. Naturally, this involves transferring the terminal services licenses from 2008 R2 to 2012 then upgrading the licenses. Back in the days of […]
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