This article was previously published under Q293092
When you are automating another program with Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
Error 1722: The RPC server is unavailable.
When you are automating a Microsoft Office program, it is possible to call one of the server's objects without referencing the program object. The code may work once, or it may work when you step through it, but the code returns the error message when you run it from another program.
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