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The RPC server is unavailable

Posted on 2004-04-29
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Trying to add a domain group to the local "Power Users" group gives the following error:

Processing of object domain users failed with the following error:
The RPC server is unavailable

Any ideas.

I can ping the server, i can do an nslookup using the server.

Thanks
Andrew
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Sorry:

Client Win2k Pro
Server Win2k Server

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Thanks.
The server and client runs NAI's VirusScan Enterprise 7 updated daily but has never found anything but I will check.

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The Blaster Tools have not found anything.
I have tried the trouble shooters, it suggests running "net start rpcss" which returns "RPC service already running".

There is nothing strange in the Hosts file.

Could it  be a problem with the DNS service?
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The connection was through a firewall that was blocking port 135.
Removed the block and it all work perfectly.....

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