Domain Controller - RPC server is unavailable
Posted on 2004-08-20
So its Friday night around 5 pm and I m getting ready to head home and our DC locks up and I restart it 3 times. We have lost outside internet access and the DC is no longer available to the network! Everything else is working fine, I have setup an additional DC as a backup, but its not working like its supposed to, cuz we still dont have outside access, but I think its running the rest of the network because everything else is communicating with each other.
One of the things I noticed was that the c:\ drive is a 4 gig partition and its only got 7% free space. the other side of that partition has 63gigs available.
I can not ping any address on the network from the DC but on other computers i can ping our router/firewall/other machines. When I try to manualy replicate I get the following error :
The RPC server is unavailable. This condition may be caused by a DNS lookup problem.
I double checked that the RPC service was running, and it is, I also typed in : NET START RPCSS to verify it was running, it was.
This is a windows 2000 server running DNS.