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Cannot Activate Server 2012 Error: 0x8007007B "The file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”

Posted on 2013-02-02
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After installing Server 2012 and click the Activate Windows button, the error is returned:

Error: 0x8007007B
"The file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”

Following KB 929826
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929826
with  slmgr -ipk <var>xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx  
returns this see here </var>http://screencast.com/t/LO7lSZwByO
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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and if you run slui to display the error text what do you get?

What type of installation key do you have MAK, KMS, Volume, Retail, OEM?
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by:btdownloads7
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Check out this guide for Win7. The same should apply to the server as well.
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by:Matterofax
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And if you run slui to display the error text what do you get?  
see here http://screencast.com/t/OgsRmi4M

What type of installation key do you have MAK, KMS, Volume, Retail, OEM?
 MAK from Volume
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Resolved - typo in product key.
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Typp in product key
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