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Cannot activate RC1

  1. #1


    Troy L. Martin Guest

    Cannot activate RC1

    I now have 24 days to activate. However, when I go to activate it, I
    receive a dialog-box error message:

    Code: 0x8007232b (DNS name does not exist)

    Apparently, the activation process has a hard-coded DNS name it is looking
    for, which does not exist.

    Anybody know a way around this?


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  2. #2


    =?Utf-8?B?VHJveSBMLiBNYXJ0aW4=?= Guest

    RE: Cannot activate RC1

    I did a netmon sniff to see what DNS hostname the activation process is
    looking for and found that it was looking for the following SRV record in DNS:

    _VLMCS._TCP.<my company's AD domain name>

    Our AD domain has no reference to this hostname. After Googling and other
    search methods, I cannot find any reference to _VLMCS._TCP

    My conclusion is that this is the "default" (an probably undocumented) SRV
    record for the licensing server in an AD domain (not sure...just my guess).

    This is apparently new to RC1, because none of the betas had this problem
    (or requirement) to my knowledge.

    Other than configuring a domain licensing server, anybody have any other
    suggestions? What has been your "activation" experiences, particulary with
    RC1?
    "Troy L. Martin" wrote:

    > I now have 24 days to activate. However, when I go to activate it, I
    > receive a dialog-box error message:
    >
    > Code: 0x8007232b (DNS name does not exist)
    >
    > Apparently, the activation process has a hard-coded DNS name it is looking
    > for, which does not exist.
    >
    > Anybody know a way around this?
    >


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