Activate Windows 8 Enterprise License without Volume Activation

October 09, 2012

I was trying to activate my company’s Windows 8 Enterprise license but I was met repeatedly with the “No DNS Servers Configured: Code 0x8007267C” error during activation. It is caused by the missing Volume Activation Management Tool deployed in the company Active Directory. However, we still haven’t deployed this setup but I wanted to activate my license.

In the previous version of Windows, you could change the key into a MAK (Multiple Activation Key) and then activate it without hassle. In Windows 8 this possibility is still available, but it is somewhat hidden.

You should run the following tool to change the key and activate Windows online:

  • slui.exe 3 (for online activation)
  • slui.exe 4 (for phone activation)
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I hope that it helps.

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