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Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ends on July 12, 2011. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows
You have a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer that has Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed. When you try to use the Active Directory Users and Computers Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in or the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to connect to a domain controller for remote administration, you receive the following error message:
Additionally, when you try to access \\DomainName from the Windows Vista SP1-based computer, you receive the following error message:
Naming information cannot be located because: The RPC server is unavailable.
The network path was not found.
This issue occurs because the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service is not started.
To resolve this issue, start the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service. To do this, follow these steps: