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By sayal4 ·
I tried to join the windows xp with sp2 machine to windows 2000 domain, during the process the error message occurs something like this " the computer could not be joined to domain because of the following error; The RPC server is not available"
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by BFilmFan In reply to joining a pc

Verify that Domain Name System (DNS) is available and functioning correctly. Run the Netdiag /debug command on the server in question. This will evaluate the registration of NetBIOS, DNS, and services.

See this article for more deails:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;265706

If all else fails, use the NETDOM utility to force the system into the domain.

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by dustyD In reply to joining a pc

See if this helps. From a TR article found here:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5138-10589-5657162.html?tag=fdpop

Run compmgmt.msc Under services, find RPC. Change the logon info to local system account, and reboot. Be advised you may need to re-install XP2.

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