RPC Server not available

We have a problem with a Windows 2008 R2 server.  For RPC the server is pointing to an old server which no longer exists.  

How can we reset this to use the correct RPC?

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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
AD replications should fix this automatically..
Confirm if you are referring to FSMO roles?
Was this server off or disconnected from the network?
The old server was it removed cleanly using dcpromo or by force?
The server with the problem is it located in a remote site?

Sound like a DNS issue? run..
DCdiag /Test:DNS /e /v from command prompt on both New DC and one with the problem.

Can you ping the servername from both servers?


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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Are the old or new servers being discussed Domain Controllers?
Have you been able to confirmed name resolution from clients?  (E.g. Are only RPC connections a problem?)

Did you move from a Windows 2003 Server to Windows 2008 R2, and leave old firewall settings?  (RPC ports moved between those versions.)
Petermcg001Author Commented:
Hello, thanks for looking at this.

As I understand it eventually a colleague found the entry for the missing server in DNS management on the new server.  This was what was causing the problem.
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