Some of my IT Pro contacts have noticed an error activating Window 8 Enterprise RTM Edition with the product key from the Microsoft TechNet Website.

Seems to be a KMS issue and I’m seeing it with the download subscriptions.  Instead of taking the emails one-by-one,

I’m posting this to my blog, hope this helps.

Activate

Error Message -

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Run the Command Prompt with RUN-AS Administrator using ELEVATED RIGHTS

Right click on the start-button -> select Command Prompt (admin)

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Or: Windows+Q->cmd->right click onto CMD -> Appbar “Run as admin”

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OR

RUN AS

slmgr.vbs –ipk Where “VVVVV-VVVVV-VVVVV-VVVVV-VVVVV” is your downloaded product key.

Error

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