I installed Windows 8 Enterprise (RTM) on my Build slate PC last night and I noticed in PC Settings that the sucker would fail to activate:
"Windows can’t activate right now." Error Code: 0x8007232B
It appears that the Enterprise edition defaults to searching for a KMS to activate on, as you’d expect in an enterprise network. I mentioned it to one of the guys in work and he just posted me the fix from the TechNet Forums:
- Search for CMD
- Run it as administrator (elevated command prompt)
- Run slmgr.vbs –ipk <YOUR_PRODUCT_KEY>, e.g slmgr.vbs –ipk ABCDE-12345-ABCDE-12345-ABCDE
And Bob’s your Uncle!