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RPC Service Unavailable

By ravimonga ·
I have a Windows NT Server 4.0 which is the corporate Intranet Web Server. Every 2 or 3 weeks, I get a call that clients are not able to connect to the server. When I go to the server and try to login, I get the Logon Dialog Box without the tab for DOMAIN in it. I am not able to control the services remotely. One day this happened while I was in the server thru PC Anywhere and I saw that RPC Service has failed and at that time I was not even able to re-start that service. What could be the reason for RPC Service to fail and stop responding?

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by Nichomach In reply to RPC Service Unavailable

The first thought that would occur to me is that the server's network config has changed and that the last SP has not been reapplied. As far as the "domain" tab is concerned, was the server installed as either a domain controller or a member server, or is it an absolute standalone?
The next thought that occurs is that I've seen RPC (and a lot of other things) fall over in a multihomed machine that was talking to two different subnets and that had the WINS server service installed.
I've also seen RPC keel over where there is an IP address conflict.
May of course be none of the above, but please let me know either way.

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by ravimonga In reply to RPC Service Unavailable

It is none of the above. The server is a member server in a domain and is not multihomed. It is a COMPAQ Proliant Server in just one subnet. The latest SP has been re-applied. No IP or network conflicts have been noted in the Event Viewer.

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