Windows 8 Activation Error: DNS name does not exist Error Code: 0x8007232B

Windows 8 Activation Error: DNS name does not exist Error Code: 0x8007232B

The Windows 8 Activation may fail while using the online activation process. You may receive an error screen similar to this:

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This issue was documented in this Microsoft Support article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929826 for previous versions of Windows but also applies to Windows 8. The cause according to this article is:

As the support article explains, the issue has to do with the default behavior of the activation wizard in certain installation media. Depending on where the installation media was obtained from (for example MSDN or TechNet subscription download) the activation wizard  by default will look for a Key Management Service (KMS) host on your internal network. It will not try to activate using the internet to reach Microsoft Activation servers.

In my case, I downloaded the Windows 8 Pro ISO file from my MSDN subscription. The installation binaries from the MSDN ISO file uses a temporary / default key to install as I was not prompted for an installation key. This installation key is apparently a temporary key that tells the Windows 8 activation wizard to look for a KMS host on the local network only and not try Microsoft’s activation servers online.

The solution is to manually change the product key to a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) most likely provided with your MSDN or TechNet subscription. To change the product key, use the slmgr.vbs script included with your Windows installation. The steps to manually change the product key are as follows:

1. Open an elevated Command Prompt (CMD) in Windows 8. Elevated means, Command Prompt needs to be run as an administrator. To do this, go to Windows 8 Start (click on the Windows key), locate the Command Prompt shortcut on your tiles (or search for it on your Apps) and righ-click on it.

2. The option to Run as Administrator appears on the bottom toolbar as shown in the following screenshot:

3. Once the elevated Command Prompt opens type the following command and press ENTER:slmgr.vbs /ipk “Your 5×5 Product Key”

For example:

4. After you press ENTER you will receive the following confirmation message within 10 seconds:

5. Once you receive this confirmation message you may proceed to activate Windows 8 using Microsoft’s activation servers online.

Article 27 – Praise and Uplift for My Beautiful Wife

Feeling very overwhelmed right now.

Babe you have tried your best to be strong during this time of being unemployed. I commend you for trying it is fine to be upset I was and at certain points of the day I am all over again. You are a very strong woman who has tried to bring strength to her husband. You don’t have to try and put on a face for me at all.

I appreciate all you have tried to do. I love you and hopefully we get through this soon.

Love you,

(8)

 

 

Article 2 – Grown-Up Relationship Conversation

Trying to keep my spirits up by trying to do different activities throughout the day while looking through the job boards. I am currently doing a How-To-Book on SQL it has been pretty informative so far. I am at the location in the book when I being to learn to create tables and adding data to them.

Hopefully once done I will have another skill that I can use to be more marketable in the job market. It is hard on my wife with me not working and stresses us both to the max.

I wonder if it is ok to be spirited while the other in the relationship is depressed?

Being the unemployed shouldn’t I between looking for a job do something to uplift my spirits? Should I constantly be thinking about the fact that I have no job?

Thanks for reading,
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Article 1 – Grown-Up Relationship Conversation

Feeling overwhelmed with the loss of my job.

You and I have been very distant to each other and if I don’t come and touch you physically I don’t think there would ever be any physical ties between us. It is hard to pull the energy together to keep approaching and keep approaching. Yes we are going through things yes your body has changed, yes life is always moving us about but we said to one another with family and everyone watching that we had each others back. I got your back but I have been feeling left out in the cold for a long while. I think you need to step up more and show me you are still here.

I am here as I am always going to be; just seems like I am always holding a manikins hand or giving a manikin a hug there is not ever anything there for me.

I have waited and waited and waited how much longer do I need to wait? I love you so much and want so much for us and really working hard to see everything through. Family time is great, kids events great but when its just you and I; I always feel tension. You say lets just do it but when you have no enthusiasm about us, you just roll over to your back how am I suppose to see that?

Your loving husband,

(8)

 

 

 

5 Reasons You Should Have Sex With Your Husband Every Night

This is a pretty good article that I read from a post on facebook that a friend of mine had posted from Huffington Post it has some nice points that as a guy you know and see; you just hope against hope that it will work out for you as a couple. It takes a lot of strength as guy to deal with this. Not every guy can but I am sure there are some that can..

Give it a Read,

Arthur Poston Jr.

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5 Reasons You Should Have Sex With Your Husband Every Night

LOVE SEX

I was getting a manicure the first time I learned that not all wives want to, ahem, go for a roll in the hay with their husbands. I was 16 and had picked out orange nail polish (oh, sixteen). I had a book with me but it wasn’t long before I found another source of entertainment. In-between buffings and polishings, the two women next to me talked about how much their husbands wanted IT and how little they wanted to give IT.

For a girl that had not even been asked out on a date this was a whole new world. I had a suspicion that their experience was more realistic than the articles I sneaky read in Cosmo while getting my hair done at the salon. (I am supposed to put my hand WHERE? while simultaneously doing WHAT?) So I kept my eyes on my book, let the words blur into lines and listened closely.

“Doesn’t he know how tired I am by the end of the day? As if after the kids are finally asleep I have the energy to do anything but sit down and watch some TV.”

“For me, it isn’t even the energy it takes. I am still losing weight from the baby. I don’t feel sexy. I can hardly undress in front of a mirror, let alone in front of him. I honestly think it is selfish that he expects me to pretend to feel something that I don’t.”

“Selfish? That’s a good word. Maybe if he took care of the kids when he got home or made dinner once in a while I would be more interested. Hell, just pick up the milk on the way home from work. I am not asking for much. Now that I think about it, I don’t think we have done it in the last three weeks.”

“Yeah. It’s been at least two for us.”

Wait. These women were married…they lived with a guy….who slept in their bed. They could have sex all the time! And they didn’t want to? It made no sense. It was like turning down a zero calorie but as delicious-as-creme-brulee dessert. (Or at least I assumed. At that point everything I knew about romance was gleaned from Anne of Green Gables and Moulin Rouge.)

How sad. How wasteful. How stupid. When I got married, I would always want to have sex with my husband! And I would never be too tired. My goodness, it was just ridiculous to want him to bring home a gallon of milk just to prove he cared. Wasn’t it just like a woman to make a grocery run a test of love. As the final coat of polish was applied to my nails, I swore to never be like them. My life would be different. I would be better. I would never feel too fat or too tired. Ever.

And then I grew up.

Intercourse, carnal knowledge, lovemaking, knocking boots, coitus, SEX! is everything 16 year old me imagined plus a little whipped cream on top. (Whipped cream, see what I did there?) And once Riley and I got married there was lots and lots and lots of it. Then we had a baby and I really was just so tired my bones hurt. And for a while I did feel fat. Even after I lost the pregnancy weight everything just looked different. Like a cut flower that has been left out in the sun, still lovely just a little…wilted. I became a little distant. We started to fall asleep without talking or kissing.

Then one day while washing dishes, I realized that we had gone eight days without touching each other. Eight days was a quite some time for us. But the thing that bothered me the most was that I hadn’t missed it. And I knew that was a problem. So that night after we put the baby to bed, I gave Riley my best come hither glance. Yes, I was tired and felt about as desirable as the “feed the birds” lady in Mary Poppins. But while drying the dishes, it occurred to me that 16 year old Meg must have understood something about sex that 20-something Meg had forgotten. And maybe, just maybe it was worth remembering.

Without further ado here are five reasons you should have sex with your husband every night:

1. Being a mother, one of the ultimate expressions of womanhood, can often leave a girl feeling stripped of her femininity. There is something about being covered in spit up and attending to the every need of another human being that makes one feel distinctly gender neutral. Most of my days are spent playing with dolls, wiping baby food off of my clothes, changing diapers, wiping snot off of my clothes, going to the park, and wiping what-the-heavens-is-that off of my clothes. There is something restorative about kissing the boy you love. There are times in Riley’s arms when I remember who I am before I even realize I have forgotten. Yes, I am a cook, cleaner, teacher, and wiper of all things disgusting. But I am also something more, something delightful and completely apart from my roles. I am a woman! And there is potential and depth and heck, I am pretty darn good kisser, too. It is a lovely thing, finding yourself through the touch of someone else.

2. If you want your husband to act like a man, you need to treat him like a man. Hold the eye rolls. I am not pushing for a return to the 1950′s. (Although, heaven knows an era in which low rise jeans did not exist is basically alright by me.) Women need any number of criteria met to feel loved. Men are far simpler. They need to be fed, they need to be appreciated, and they need to have sex. That is it. Really. So make or order dinner once in a while. Say thank you for the long hours spent at work with a hug and smile when he walks through the door each night. (Better yet? Smile as you hand him the kids and walk out the door for a long, much needed break.) And my goodness, let the poor man see you naked. It is astounding what a good man will do for a good woman that has made him feel loved. After a few weeks of meals and make outs, you will sit back and wonder why you didn’t insist on having sex every night sooner. Talk about a small investment and big returns.

3. You need to have a moment in each day that is just about the two of you. Remember that boy? The one that made your heart thump and hands sweat? The one that called when you hoped he would, that made you run hot and high up to the stars until you thought you would never come down? He is still there. Under the years and bills and worries, that smiling boy is still in love with and needs his smiling girl. Every night after the kids go to bed is a chance to find him again. A moment to remind yourself that you are living a picket fenced adventure and my goodness, there is nothing the two of you can’t do.

4. Sex relieves stress. I don’t know that this one needs much explanation. As a mother I eat stress for breakfast. So it seems to me I have a choice. I can let off steam by A) driving around at night and bashing in strangers mailboxes or B) I can get down and dirty with that one guy I married that one time. I choose option B. (So far the mailboxes in my neighborhood have escaped unscathed, so Option B must be working.)

5. It is so much blasted fun. Seriously. Why are we so quick to refuse the good things in life? We will slog through our children’s Algebra homework, do Zumba in public and pluck the hair from our body ONE PIECE AT A TIME. But tell a girl to have sex every night and she looks at you like you are crazy, An orgasm? Every night? What do I look like? A Nymphomaniacal Super Woman?

Where is the logic in that?

Are we really too busy doing dishes to participate in an activity that is so good it has inspired genius (that saucy Shakespeare) and changed history (Okay, Helen of Troy, we get it. You were super hot)? My goodness, what a crazy way to live. Ladies, did it ever occur to you (to us!) that we should have sex because WE DESERVE IT?

Yeah, you deserve it.

So, tonight put the kids to bed. Leave the dishes in the sink and the floors unswept. They will wait. Take a moment to remember that you are the girl you hoped you would be and then go find that boy and remind him that he is the man you knew he could be.

Rinse. Repeat.

 

 

Me, through my children’s eyes

I saw this post on MSN.com and had to repost it hear to my blog, my wife has the same thoughts. Wives, Moms, Sisters, etc. You guys have a high school picture of yourself in your head of what you looked like and want to be that. I say you are that already. You have been through that stage already. Enjoy your life as you are and if you can find the time to get close to what that picture in your head suggests then go for it.

Great article!!!

Arthur Poston Jr.

My kids snapped a pic of me on my phone and it changed how I see myself

Flipping through the pictures on my phone, I see it.

My first reaction is shock.

via Scary Mommy

Who took this hideous picture of me?!

Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears.

Just as I am about to hit delete, my boy walks in the room.

“Do you know anything about this picture?” I ask him.

I turn the screen so he can see it. He smiles huge.

“I took that of you in Tahoe,” he says. “You looked so beautiful laying there. I couldn’t help it, mom.”

“You need to ask me before using my phone to take pictures,” I say.

“I know,” he says. “But mom, seriously, look how pretty you look?”

I look at the picture again and try to see what he sees.

My daughter walks over and takes a look.

“That could be a postcard mom,” she says smiling. “You’re so beautiful. I love it.”

I take a deep breath.

This is exactly what I needed.

My default mode is to see and focus on the flaws and imperfections. I’m starting to see a bit more.

I still see my dimply, fat thighs.

I also see a mom collapsed on the shore that just explored the lake for hours with her children.

I still see chubby arms.

I also see the arms of a mom that just helped her kids across the rocks and hot sand so their feet wouldn’t hurt.

I still see a fat woman wearing a black dress bathing suit to try to hide her weight issue.

I also see an adventurous mom that loves her children something fierce.

Like many women, I have struggled with my weight most of my life. It’s not something that will ever go away for me. I don’t have a naturally slim body. Never have.

Right now I’m the heaviest I’ve been in 10 years. Yet…

I have not let my weight stop me this time. I am wearing tank tops, sundresses and bathing suits in public. I’m running around playing with my kids this summer and I sometimes even feel attractive.

Yes. You heard me.

“I feel pretty. Oh so pretty. I feel pretty, and witty and bright.”

Well… not exactly. But something like that.

Is it because I’m getting older? Is it that I have more to worry about than just how I look? Or maybe it’s because my kids look at me with such adoring eyes.

Really, it doesn’t matter.

I don’t hate my body anymore.

That’s huge for me to admit and hard to even wrap my mind around.

I’m not giving up on exercising and getting healthy. Those are things I will continue to strive for because I want to be around awhile.

Right now though, I just want to love my body where it is. I want it to be OK to see myself the way my kids do.

Thank you, kids.

Bridgette White is a stay-at-home mother of two who lives in Sacramento with her husband and two guinea pigs. She is the author of BridgetteTales.com, a blog about depression, self-discovery and parenting. Bridgette worked at the Sacramento Bee for 7 years and was featured as part of the inaugural Sacramento cast of Listen To Your Mother.

Article 26 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I am feeling sexually ok.

I know that you don’t want sex anymore. I am working through it and starting to become successful at it. I can’t allow a sexually shallow wife to limit what I am doing. You are fine I can’t and won’t approach you anymore for sex. If you want something from it will need to come from you. I am ok with abstaining for now.

You are a remarkable woman and I don’t know where you lost your groove but when ready I am here for you. I am going through enough without having to worry about that too.

I love you way more, still looking for that sparkle in your eye

(8)

Arthur

 

Article 25 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want to uplift you today baby for enjoying yourself this past weekend. It felt good to me to see you enjoy yourself for a time. You needed that as much as Kristy and I am happy that she had the party here at our home. That way you had the comfort of home and didn’t feel detached from your immediate family. It was great and I am happy that I was able to be a part of your happiness this past week.

Love you way more babe,

(8)

 

Upgrading the adsl modem firmware on Cisco 877W router

Upgrading the adsl modem firmware on Cisco 877W router

In order to ensure compatibility and stability with your ISPs equipment in the exchange, it is at times necessary to upgrade the adsl modem firmware on your Cisco router. Download the appropriate firmware for your router (in this case a Cisco 877W). It is essential you get the correct version so take care to make sure you have the correct one. Some older updates can be found here:

ftp://ftp.cisco.com/pub/access/800/

You will need a Cisco Smartnet subscription to get the latest firmware.

Once you have downloaded the firmware (in this case adsl_alc_20190_4.0.018.bin), you need to rename the file to adsl_alc_20190.bin

Telnet into your router and check the current firmware version by running the command:

show dsl interface

From the output of the command you can see under the ‘Operation FW’ section it shows the current firmware file and version, and also that under the ‘FW Source’ it shows the location as embedded.

Next we need to copy the new firmware file to the flash memory on the router using tftp. You can use the Cisco tftp server software to do this. or alternatively download Solarwinds free tftp server software.

Place the firmware file you renamed earlier into the tftp servers root directory and then issue the following command on your router:

copy tftp flash 

fill in the ip address for your tftp server and the source and destination filename adsl_alc_20190.bin

issue the reload command to restart your router:

reload

Once your router is back up telnet into it again and run the following command again to see the result:

show dsl interface

As you can see the ‘Operation FW’ now shows the new firmware version, and the ‘FW Source’ as external. If for any reason you have a problem with the updated firmware, you can easily roll back to the embedded version by deleting the adsl_alc_20190.bin from the routers flash memory.

This can be done by issuing the following command:

delete adsl_alc_20190.bin

When asked to confirm the file deletion just press ‘Enter’

Article 24 – Praise and uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want to uplift you for being a sexy woman. You are beautiful and loving and quite lovely naked. You should be naked more. I love your shape, you see something else. I would love to undress you right now and have hot sweaty sex; but we may burn the bed down because of your heat flashes.

You know what I would love to see, hear, feel and know. I would love to know that you just couldn’t stand it without my sexy fat belly.

Love you baby,

(8)