The server is not configured for transactions..

Posted on 2003-11-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I get this error when connecting to a W2K server.  The net share indicated that share ICP$ is missing.  I can add it, but it goes away in a few minutes.  There is no virus or trojan found.  There are no weird bat files that have net share /delete anywhere and no where in the registry.  I've tried everything that everyone says with no luck.
Question by:jlagasse
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ID: 9699054
Is the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service running?

You can find this (you probably know, but just incase)
Start->SEttings->Control Panel then Administrative Tools then Services.  It should always be running...


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ID: 9700738
RPC is running , but not the RPC Locator.

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Scott_V earned 50 total points
ID: 9701647
Thats okay, its normal for the RPC locator to not be running...  What service pack are you running?
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ID: 9701893
I'm running W2k SP4.  Everything is up-to-date.  I just noticed when I do a "net use" on the server it shows a bunch of random IP address, some disconnected and a few connected  for example,  \\\ipc$  status disconnected.  Some are connected though.  What in the world does that mean?  

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ID: 9715293
I discovered my problem, I had a Trojan virus that my antivirus software didn't pick up.  Thanks anyway.

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ID: 11023894
Hhat Virus was it...I have the same and can not detect it?

Expert Comment

ID: 11069797
the sevice database is locked

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ID: 11071392
The virus or trojan or whatever is removed with Adaware and Reg Mechanic

It will show up in you registry as hiddensex.exe
Goo Luck

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