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Posted by:

26 Nov 2008

Just to thank to Justin, his DCOM tip fixed my ATI driver install issue.

Posted by:

10 Mar 2009

I had this error on XP when trying to run a merge application. Also, IIS wasn't showing the ASP.Net tab when I looked at web page properties, making my job quite difficult.

Justin's DCOM comment led to fixing my problem. I went to Control Panel-> Administrative Tools-> Component Services. Within this window, I opened Component Services-> Computers-> My Computer-> DCOM Config. An error message appeared saying that an application (that it named) had some information here that wasn't in registry, would I like to add it? I clicked Yes - after this both my problems were fixed.

Thanks for the great information Bob and Justin!

Posted by:

28 Mar 2009

I had a problem on saving picture through net.. When i click on save picture as, RPC server is unavailable is showing up..how can i solve this one...I dont have any idea of this.. I need help =(

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03 May 2009

Netlimer 2 issue

"I have problem with NetLimiter 2. I got these:

"Windows could not start the NetLimiter on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 1."

I cant start Netlimiter Service. Everything was OK before. I uninstal it manual and reinstall again, but nothing. When I start netlimiter exe file I get this message: "Couldn't connect to NetLimiter 2 service. The RPC server is not listening." What to do?"

right click My Computer>>manage>>Services and Application>>Services>>Standard tab(bottom left of second window)>>find netlimiter and make it automatic on startup>>start the service

on extended tab>>you might want to check your RPC if its set to automatic(dont really know much about this so i just set it to automatic).

Posted by:

24 May 2009

Hello Mr. Bob,
I hope that you understand my problem then help me to fix it;
I have two server 1-DC 2-ISA
when i am try to meke new set of user on ISA to make spesific rule for specific group of users look what is happening :
i am clicking new set of users choose domain then insde domain users sellect the specific users about 6 or 7 users every thing is ok until now but after choosing them and click ok the ISA server stuck (processing) then message appears saying: RPC server is Unvailable ????
So how can i add groupes from domain into ISA to make some rules on specific users ????
Many thanx

Posted by:

24 May 2009

Recently I hav reconfigured my DC and from the old workstations when i m try to rejoin the domain, it keeps on giving error " the following error occured joining the domain "so&so" " RPC server is unavailable ---

please help me in this regard

Posted by:

Andy Briggs
28 May 2009

It may interest you to know that I have often come across the "RPC Server Unavailable" error in a rather surprising place: when automating MS Office applications with VBA.

For example, I write some code in an MS Access database which opens MS Word, opens a Word template and then populates the document with Access data. This is fine. But if I then repeat the operation, I get the message "RPC Server Unavailable" and I have to close and re-open Access in order to successfully repeat the operation. It's really annoying, particularly as I am not doing anything with networks.

This happened with MS Office '97 right through to Office 2007. Strange eh?

Posted by:

01 Jun 2009

Thank you so much, this was a big help. I would also like to thank all of you that help out the less pc-abled persons...lol...that's me...Thanks to all of you.

Posted by:

02 Jun 2009

Hello Mr. Bob,
Recently i have installed a functional testing tool(open source) WET in my system(XP). After rebooting it is giving the error msg as, "Could not start RPC server. WET will not work as expected. If there are stale ruby processes please kill them manually / restart your system and try!".
I checked RpcSs key in Services from Regedit and its fine. How to track if the prob is with regarding to Ruby????
please help me in this regard.

Posted by:

Nica joy
04 Jul 2009

i have problem on rpc server it say its unavailable.. by the way, after exporting the rpcss key? where will i save it?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Just save it in a text file, such as RPCSS.TXT

Posted by:

18 Jul 2009

Hi, Bob.

I was installing some software when I encountered the error message:

"The InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched. The RPC server is unavailable."

1.) First, I went to my services and viewed the settings on the RPC service. The service was on automatic and started, however all further options of "Start, Stop, Pause, Resume, and Restart" weren't allowed.

2.) I installed the latest version of InstallShield to my computer, but it didn't help.

3.)Lastly, I decided to try the common solution of where you go to Component Services-> Computers-> My Computer-> DCOM Config. However, once I click on "Computers," the screen closes. It also shows no item called "My Computer" below it. Please help me?

Posted by:

22 Aug 2009

My problem is similar but different.

For no apparent reason, my system spontaneously changed the designation of the external hard drive on my XP Pro machine from 'F:\' to 'H:\'.

I went to the Computer Management console to change it back. Can't open the Disk Management dialog--"RPC server is unavailable"

RPC is, in fact, running as a service. I thought it might help to shut it down and restart. Can't shut it down. Can't restart. Windows says that it's an essential service, and Windows won't run without it. (In view of which, I'm a little puzzled by your story, in which you say there was no RPC service on your machine. But why would remote procedures be essential, anyway?)

In any case, Windows says its unavailable, and it won't let me manage disks--even local ones.

What do you make of that?

Posted by:

26 Aug 2009

i have both entries(rpc)in services and ther are started and automatic.

but still i am getting error RPC server is not available

Posted by:

02 Sep 2009

Good article, but I disagree with the last point. System Restore is just a convenient way to hid Virii and etc. from Anti-malware products. You can use Regedit's FILE>EXPORT feature to make a very small backup of the whole registry, and just save it in a folder somewhere. I take a registry backup every month and keep 1 years worth in a folder. It's a good way to restore something if it gets corrupted in the nightmare that is Windows' Registry.

Posted by:

18 Sep 2009

Hello Mr. Bob,
i need to ask you something reacently itried to install some printer on frend compyuter and i got message tht the rpc server is unavaleble i tried your solutions andididn't secsided canyou tell me what istheproblem andcanit be hardwere problem not softvere

Posted by:

19 Sep 2009

Mr. Bob,

My time and date do not stay updated and I can not install a printer. I get the "RPC server is not available" error message. I went into control panel > admin tools > services. I can see my RPC and I can also double click on it to open the properties box. It's status is "started" and startup type is "automatic." Now what do you think I should do?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sounds like the battery on the motherboard needs to be replaced. As for the RPC problem, did you try the solution I suggested in this article?

Posted by:

Lee Hawkins-Wood
24 Sep 2009

Hello mate,

I've looked and my pc does have the reg rpcss.
I also have the RPC service which is set to auto.
I've been doing some digging on the net and found that some people have resolved this by turning on the "server" service, done but still no joy with me.
Another issue with it is the dependencies tab is empty on all services.
Pain in the arse..
I'm starting to think that this isn't fixable without a windows re-install....

Posted by:

09 Oct 2009

Thanks Man ....U R Superive ;)

Posted by:

03 Nov 2009

Hi Bob, I am facing a strange issue related to RPC. When i try to remotely log onto my system, i get the error 'RPC Server unavailable.' When i restart the system, i able to logon remotely.

What can be issue here ? Is this a virus ? The IT guys in my company think it is and the only solution they have is to format it and reinstall Widnows again.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A virus that's only active part time? I tend to doubt that. You might want to try a "repair install" instead of a full format. Boot from the Windows installation CD, and select Repair Install.

Posted by:

19 Nov 2009

Hi -- I had a problem with RPC server unavailable and print spooler unavailable. I read your article -went into admin.tools opened service file -turned on print spooler and turned on RPC - printer worked.


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