The RPC server is unavailable.

When I run the below:
C:\Documents and Settings\admin>systeminfo /s tcstr06
I get
ERROR: The RPC server is unavailable.

I know the server is up and running. (i can ping it).

what setting needs to be turned on in the remote server so the command can go through?

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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
Are you running this command from a workstation or on the server?
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
And are you a local administrator on that workstation?   Is the RPC service running on that workstation?
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anushahannaAuthor Commented:
yes to both.
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
CrisHanna_MVP, can you please provide your input.. appreciate your help.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
in order to assist you better what exactly are you trying to get the workstation to do with this command.
Is the workstation having a problem you are trying to solve?
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
I would like to run the command from a central location to check on the user computers to see if they are static or dynamic ip configs.

the workstation i am using does not have any other issues. The ping to the destination server also works, but "systeminfo /s tcstr06" does not work. but systeminfo /s localhost works ok.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
It may be that username and password is required to access the information on a remote machine
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anushahannaAuthor Commented:
good point & try; but that gave the same error msg.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
What is the OS of the workstations you're trying to connect to?
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
the server is Server 2003 OS and is being tried from Win XP workstation.
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
MVP, any other thoughts/hopeful pointers?
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
I'm afraid I don't.  You can ask for attention on the question and have them change zones or ask for a refund...I've just not tried collecting this info remotely...personal opinion, I really only need it if I'm having an issue with the machine.

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anushahannaAuthor Commented:
OK. thanks. I will leave it at that.
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