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Error: "The RPC server is unavailable"
Warning Failed to process DC: xxxxxxx.domain.local. The error is: Failed to connect to remote service control manager. Error details: The RPC server is unavailable.
KB1291 | Last review: Aug 08, 2017 | Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory | 5.0 and above
|Symptoms||You are getting the following warnings in summary reports:
Common causes of RPC errors include:
|Resolution||Review some typical issues and solutions for the "RPC server is unavailable" error:
Solution: Configure firewall properly.
NOTE. If you are using WIndows firewall, open the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in (gpedit.msc) to edit the Group Policy object (GPO) that is used to manage Windows Firewall settings in your organization.
Navigate to Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - Network - Network Connections - Windows Firewall, and then open either Domain Profile or Standard Profile, depending on which profile you are using.
Enable the following exceptions: Allow Remote Administration Exception and Allow File and Printer Sharing Exception.
Solution: Make sure that hostname and IP address. are correct, make sure the machine is turned on and reachable. Also make sure FQDN name is resolved to correct IP address.
Solution: Verify that the Windows Management Instrumentation service is running and set to auto start after restart.
Solution: Verify that TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is running and set to auto start after restart.
Solution: Verify that Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is running and set to auto start after restart.To check that machine is reachable, perform the following steps:
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