DNS: RPC Server or EndPoints not available.

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SYMPTOMS

When choosing a remote Domain Name Service(DNS) server in DNS Manager, you may receive one of the following errors:

The RPC server is unavailable.
-or-
There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.
These error messages will appear in the DNS Manager's Statistics Panel.

CAUSE

The remote DNS Server whose name or IP address is chosen from DNS Manager is not yet started.

RESOLUTION

Start the remote DNS Server using the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools (Common), and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the server list in Server Manager, click the DNS server that you are trying to administer.
  3. Click server and then select Services.
  4. Select the Microsoft DNS Server and click start to start the service.
  5. Click close and then close Server Manager.

MORE INFORMATION

When you choose a DNS server listed by its name in DNS Manager, and the service is not started, you will receive the error:

The RPC server is unavailable.

When you choose a DNS server listed by its IP address, and the service is not started, you will receive the error:

There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.

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Article ID: 189007 - Last Review: October 31, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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