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RPC server not available- Error message

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by stolenblessing, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. stolenblessing

    stolenblessing Nibble Poster

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    Hello ..

    I am trying to connect to a server using RDP, but I get a message "RPC server is not available".

    Any idea.

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  2. hbroomhall

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    Well - you havn't given us much to go on! :biggrin

    NAT? Firewalls? Server running? Changed port on server? Using a gateway?

    Harry.
     
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  3. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    I would first check if you have a network connection. look under network connection in control panel.

    Look at the properties of the connection. Is the IP address and DNS address manually or automatic configured?

    Second do you have a roaming or local profile?
    :biggrin8)
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Harry's right we need more info what server system is it? What type of network, switches hub do you have an error message ID event code?
    :blink Can you give us a screen shot

    The other thing you could try is pinging the server:biggrin
     
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  5. Sparky
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    What they said :biggrin

    Have you been able to remote desktop onto the server before?
     
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  6. stolenblessing

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    I am able to connect to the machine using local ADMINISTRATOR account, but when I try to log on using a DOMAIN ACCOUNT, it is not able to log me in.
     
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  7. Mitzs
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    This is over my head so I'm just throwing this out here. Wouldn't the event log give a more detailed error report then "RPC server is not available"?
     
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  8. r.h.lee

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    stolenblessing,

    Questions:
    1. When you say "I am able to connect to the machine..." is it possible that you are logging into your local client machine instead of the remote computer?
    2. What Operating System is running on your client computer?
    3. What Operating System is running on the remote computer?
     
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  9. Sparky
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    When you physically in front of the server can you log in ok to the server?

    Try adding the domain user account to local administrators group on the server. 8)
     
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  10. Amine

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    Just a wild guess...

    stolenblessing if you are using XP/SP2 turn off the firewall and see if that works....

    I've had a similar issue once where the XP firewall was stoping remote access to rsop data, turned it off and queries were running fine.

    Amine
     
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  11. Stoney

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    Is your there a domain controller online on the network, if so can you communicate with it?
     
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  12. karl_lankford

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    I'm just looking at the same issue with one of my servers... think its an authentication error between the server and the DC.

    I can login immediately after a reboot with a domain account, but after a couple of days i get the same error.

    Do you have any A/V installed on yours? I've removed mine temporarily, and have took everything off except the print server and MySql databases.

    Anything in common there?

    ta
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  13. Sparky
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    I think you are right. I had the same problem with a TS but I was able to logon locally.

    The TS was hosting a 3rd party app and they have just told me it is compatible with SP2 so I rolled it out today. Will see if that sorts the problem.
     
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  14. twizzle

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    We get this at work sometimes on our systems.

    This week it was because some units were on one subnet and the other on a different subnet, even though it seemed they were on the same IP range.

    If it were me i would start from the begining and check all IP settings are correct, the User logged in is correct,
    is There is a connection to the DC (maybe try from another pc?) disable any firewalls etc.
     
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  15. Finkenstein

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    I'm sure it is one of the earlier mentioned issues, but that will sometimes happen if you have a memory leak on your server. We have Trend Mico on our network, and it causes random non-paged pool memory leaks. If we start having issues with the server and we go to RDP in, we'll get that message. We'll usually need to connect to the console via ILO and end up getting a memory error when attempting to log on. We then need to flip the server and we are back in business. Hopefully you are just dealing with a setting somewhere (which is most likely the case). I wouldn't wish memory leaks on anyone.
     
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    edit sorry wrong letters :o

    RDT
     
  17. steve_f

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    I get this error at one of my clients' networks, when trying to add users to local users and grous. I can usually get around it by running ipconfig /flushdns on the machine having the problem.
     
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  18. Sparky
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    Weird, I had the same problem but even after a reboot it still wouldnt work. :blink
     
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    Last time i got this error i had to reboot the domain controller for it to be resolved. Other stuff was affected as well, thank god for another 7 DC's so it didn't really matter :)
     
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