Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 won't allow RPC service to execute.

Posted on 2005-04-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-04

-I cannot connect a windows 2003 server with service pack 1 to the Active Directory domain.

-If the server is already on the domain, I cannot add domain users to the remote desktop users list

-I cannot add domain users or groups to shares on the server

Question by:Jerry266

    Author Comment

    The problem is that Windows Server 2003 SP1 changes RPC communications so that it works in a way that Checkpoint identifies as illegal. I applied a change to the RPC endpoint identification process in Checkpoint and that fixed the issue.


    1) On the SmartCenter Server, stop the firewall services by typing at prompt: cpstop
    2) Back up the $FWDIR/lib/dcerpc.def file.
    3) Edit the dcerpc.def file. (Use from CMD prompt as Notepad/Wordpad will corrupt the file)
    #define NO_ENFORCE_CNTX_NUM 0
    #define NO_ENFORCE_CNTX_NUM 1
    4) Save changes and close the dcerpc.def file.
    5) Start the firewall services by typing at prompt: cpstart
    6) Log into SmartDashboard, and install the Security Policy.

    Author Comment

    As I've answered my own question please refund my points and close this question.

    Accepted Solution

    Because you have presented a solution to your own problem which may be helpful to future searches, this question is now PAQed and your points have been refunded.


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