The RPC server is unavailable.

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hi Experts,

Thanks for reading. When trying to RDP into a VM, I receive the following error:

"The RPC server is unavailable."

I have a server with Windows Server 2003 running with the VM on it called "finance".

Can you help me access this machine once again?

I've tried rebooting it, and I've taken a look at the services running, unless I'm missing something. I've also tried "net start rpcss" and it's already running it says. I've tried restarting the VM, too.


Question by:SevenAteAnthony
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Sorry for the slight delay, and thank you for your reply. I tried what the article said, restarted, and still have no luck.
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Thanks, davorin.

It looks like my issue is most likely DNS related, as my server is getting a 192 IP address from the other domain, but a 10 address it's domain...
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Do you use DHCP on your server? On server I prefer using fixed IP adresses.
When you are sure you have correct IP address on your server check also A record for that server in DNS server responsible for that domain.

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Looks like it was an IP issue. Thanks everyone.

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