RPC service missing+no network connections+no printers+cl&ose+no drag and drop
Posted on 2004-08-30
I am running two file servers on the same network. Both have Windows 2000 server with sp4. Both have no network connections but you can still connect to their shares. One server is a small print server but you cannot see the printers anymore and printing does not work. You cannot drag and drop on either server. It has been two days and on the one server that is not the print server the RPC service is totally missing from the services. Both have the cl&ose button on the add/remove programs window with the icons only on the left side of the window. Here is what I have tried so far.
There was an artcile from Microsoft about unregistering files appwiz.cpl and mshtml.dll and re-register them after you extract the correct version.
I have installed sp4 again.
I have tried to re-install IE 6.0 sp1
There have been some patches that I have tried to apply.
I have Symantec Antivirus that I have run a scan in safe mode as well but it can't find anything.
I have tried ad aware, spybot search and destroy, hi jack this.
I have run the blaster removal tool from symantec, welchia removal tool, sasser removal tool. Nothing finds anything.
I may be missing something else but that is all I can remember. Any ideas would be helpful.
One other thing is that I tried to start and logon with a different user and password.
I have also tried to start in safe mode but the problem still exists.
I want to try to disconnect them from the network to see if that helps by isolating them.
I am out of ideas, any suggestions would be great!