rpc doesn't work but service is loaded


G

Guest

The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start rpcss"), but for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling, this might be a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is invalid."
What now?
 
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S

Steven L Umbach

Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select install/service and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to reset tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could try to go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the system file to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to a .reg
file to import into your current registry though that is something that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with the registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file [which is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before importing any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive
 
G

Guest

Control Panel can't find any network interfaces :(
I so like the *nix /etc/*.conf system instead of the registry but still...

I have tons of registry experience from regedit to reg /s to sysinternals
registry tools to manually editing SYSTEM, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SOFTWARE, etc. by
using booting off BartPE and using a text editor and Ctrl+F.

Anyways, I need...
1) A stock Windows XP install CD
2 The registry locations

Copy which files to where?
Paste the reg key so that I can Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V it to a .reg file and reg /s it
Steven L Umbach said:
Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select install/service and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to reset tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could try to go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the system file to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to a .reg
file to import into your current registry though that is something that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with the registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file [which is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before importing any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive


andreyvul said:
The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start rpcss"), but
for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling, this might be
a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is invalid."
What now?
 
S

Steven L Umbach

If Control Panel network connections can not find any network connections
that would be an indication of a problem. Check Device manager to see what
it shows, if anything, for your network adapter and if there is any issue
with drivers or such.

What I was suggesting is that if your registry key for lanmanserver [server
service] is corrupt you could try to extract the original registry key for
it from the \windows\repair\system file by loading/unloading that as a
registry hive, exporting the lanmanserver key from there to a .reg file, and
then checking it to make sure that you edit the path to be the same as the
existing lanmanserver registry key in HKLM. However I would first
investigate why your network adapter is not showing in network connections.

Steve


andreyvul said:
Control Panel can't find any network interfaces :(
I so like the *nix /etc/*.conf system instead of the registry but still...

I have tons of registry experience from regedit to reg /s to sysinternals
registry tools to manually editing SYSTEM, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SOFTWARE, etc.
by
using booting off BartPE and using a text editor and Ctrl+F.

Anyways, I need...
1) A stock Windows XP install CD
2 The registry locations

Copy which files to where?
Paste the reg key so that I can Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V it to a .reg file and reg /s
it
Steven L Umbach said:
Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select install/service
and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to reset
tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could try to
go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the system file
to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to a .reg
file to import into your current registry though that is something that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with the
registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file [which is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before importing
any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive


andreyvul said:
The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start rpcss"),
but
for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling, this might
be
a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is
invalid."
What now?
 
G

Guest

I made a barebones XP CD with tweaks I was too lazy to try out in VMware

Driver works fine, but I think that, because the local RPC server is
unavailable, Conrol Panel>Network Connections shows a blank. (Note: It does
not show Add a new network or something)
But, the Server service is unavailable, thereby disabling RPC server.

How do I get Server service?
(damn monolithic dependencies :mad: )

Steven L Umbach said:
If Control Panel network connections can not find any network connections
that would be an indication of a problem. Check Device manager to see what
it shows, if anything, for your network adapter and if there is any issue
with drivers or such.

What I was suggesting is that if your registry key for lanmanserver [server
service] is corrupt you could try to extract the original registry key for
it from the \windows\repair\system file by loading/unloading that as a
registry hive, exporting the lanmanserver key from there to a .reg file, and
then checking it to make sure that you edit the path to be the same as the
existing lanmanserver registry key in HKLM. However I would first
investigate why your network adapter is not showing in network connections.

Steve


andreyvul said:
Control Panel can't find any network interfaces :(
I so like the *nix /etc/*.conf system instead of the registry but still...

I have tons of registry experience from regedit to reg /s to sysinternals
registry tools to manually editing SYSTEM, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SOFTWARE, etc.
by
using booting off BartPE and using a text editor and Ctrl+F.

Anyways, I need...
1) A stock Windows XP install CD
2 The registry locations

Copy which files to where?
Paste the reg key so that I can Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V it to a .reg file and reg /s
it
Steven L Umbach said:
Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select install/service
and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to reset
tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could try to
go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the system file
to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to a .reg
file to import into your current registry though that is something that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with the
registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file [which is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before importing
any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive


The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start rpcss"),
but
for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling, this might
be
a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is
invalid."
What now?
 
G

Guest

I have the feeling that maybe doing a repair install off a "silver" xp cd
will fix the situation. Comments?

andreyvul said:
I made a barebones XP CD with tweaks I was too lazy to try out in VMware

Driver works fine, but I think that, because the local RPC server is
unavailable, Conrol Panel>Network Connections shows a blank. (Note: It does
not show Add a new network or something)
But, the Server service is unavailable, thereby disabling RPC server.

How do I get Server service?
(damn monolithic dependencies :mad: )

Steven L Umbach said:
If Control Panel network connections can not find any network connections
that would be an indication of a problem. Check Device manager to see what
it shows, if anything, for your network adapter and if there is any issue
with drivers or such.

What I was suggesting is that if your registry key for lanmanserver [server
service] is corrupt you could try to extract the original registry key for
it from the \windows\repair\system file by loading/unloading that as a
registry hive, exporting the lanmanserver key from there to a .reg file, and
then checking it to make sure that you edit the path to be the same as the
existing lanmanserver registry key in HKLM. However I would first
investigate why your network adapter is not showing in network connections.

Steve


andreyvul said:
Control Panel can't find any network interfaces :(
I so like the *nix /etc/*.conf system instead of the registry but still...

I have tons of registry experience from regedit to reg /s to sysinternals
registry tools to manually editing SYSTEM, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SOFTWARE, etc.
by
using booting off BartPE and using a text editor and Ctrl+F.

Anyways, I need...
1) A stock Windows XP install CD
2 The registry locations

Copy which files to where?
Paste the reg key so that I can Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V it to a .reg file and reg /s
it
:

Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select install/service
and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to reset
tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could try to
go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the system file
to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to a .reg
file to import into your current registry though that is something that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with the
registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file [which is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before importing
any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive


The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start rpcss"),
but
for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling, this might
be
a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is
invalid."
What now?
 
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S

Steven L Umbach

That would be something worth trying though you would need to first install
your service pack when done if it is not included in the install disk and
then go to Windows Updates to download and install all critical security
updates [there will be over 60] when done. On a decent machine with a fast
internet connection that should not be a big deal but for a dial up user it
will be.

Steve


andreyvul said:
I have the feeling that maybe doing a repair install off a "silver" xp cd
will fix the situation. Comments?

andreyvul said:
I made a barebones XP CD with tweaks I was too lazy to try out in VMware

Driver works fine, but I think that, because the local RPC server is
unavailable, Conrol Panel>Network Connections shows a blank. (Note: It
does
not show Add a new network or something)
But, the Server service is unavailable, thereby disabling RPC server.

How do I get Server service?
(damn monolithic dependencies :mad: )

Steven L Umbach said:
If Control Panel network connections can not find any network
connections
that would be an indication of a problem. Check Device manager to see
what
it shows, if anything, for your network adapter and if there is any
issue
with drivers or such.

What I was suggesting is that if your registry key for lanmanserver
[server
service] is corrupt you could try to extract the original registry key
for
it from the \windows\repair\system file by loading/unloading that as a
registry hive, exporting the lanmanserver key from there to a .reg
file, and
then checking it to make sure that you edit the path to be the same as
the
existing lanmanserver registry key in HKLM. However I would first
investigate why your network adapter is not showing in network
connections.

Steve


Control Panel can't find any network interfaces :(
I so like the *nix /etc/*.conf system instead of the registry but
still...

I have tons of registry experience from regedit to reg /s to
sysinternals
registry tools to manually editing SYSTEM, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SOFTWARE,
etc.
by
using booting off BartPE and using a text editor and Ctrl+F.

Anyways, I need...
1) A stock Windows XP install CD
2 The registry locations

Copy which files to where?
Paste the reg key so that I can Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V it to a .reg file and
reg /s
it
:

Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select
install/service
and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and
then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to reset
tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could
try to
go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it
should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the system
file
to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to a
.reg
file to import into your current registry though that is something
that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with the
registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file [which
is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export
and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before
importing
any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you
were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive


The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start
rpcss"),
but
for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is
unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling, this
might
be
a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is
invalid."
What now?
 
G

Guest

Slipstream then fix. Hello RyanVMs Post-SP2 Update Pack :D

I forgot how to do a repair install WITHOUT going into recovery console :(
Any help?

Steven L Umbach said:
That would be something worth trying though you would need to first install
your service pack when done if it is not included in the install disk and
then go to Windows Updates to download and install all critical security
updates [there will be over 60] when done. On a decent machine with a fast
internet connection that should not be a big deal but for a dial up user it
will be.

Steve


andreyvul said:
I have the feeling that maybe doing a repair install off a "silver" xp cd
will fix the situation. Comments?

andreyvul said:
I made a barebones XP CD with tweaks I was too lazy to try out in VMware

Driver works fine, but I think that, because the local RPC server is
unavailable, Conrol Panel>Network Connections shows a blank. (Note: It
does
not show Add a new network or something)
But, the Server service is unavailable, thereby disabling RPC server.

How do I get Server service?
(damn monolithic dependencies :mad: )

:

If Control Panel network connections can not find any network
connections
that would be an indication of a problem. Check Device manager to see
what
it shows, if anything, for your network adapter and if there is any
issue
with drivers or such.

What I was suggesting is that if your registry key for lanmanserver
[server
service] is corrupt you could try to extract the original registry key
for
it from the \windows\repair\system file by loading/unloading that as a
registry hive, exporting the lanmanserver key from there to a .reg
file, and
then checking it to make sure that you edit the path to be the same as
the
existing lanmanserver registry key in HKLM. However I would first
investigate why your network adapter is not showing in network
connections.

Steve


Control Panel can't find any network interfaces :(
I so like the *nix /etc/*.conf system instead of the registry but
still...

I have tons of registry experience from regedit to reg /s to
sysinternals
registry tools to manually editing SYSTEM, SAM, NTUSER.DAT, SOFTWARE,
etc.
by
using booting off BartPE and using a text editor and Ctrl+F.

Anyways, I need...
1) A stock Windows XP install CD
2 The registry locations

Copy which files to where?
Paste the reg key so that I can Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V it to a .reg file and
reg /s
it
:

Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select
install/service
and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and
then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to reset
tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could
try to
go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it
should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the system
file
to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to a
.reg
file to import into your current registry though that is something
that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with the
registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file [which
is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export
and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before
importing
any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you
were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive


The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start
rpcss"),
but
for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is
unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling, this
might
be
a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is
invalid."
What now?
 
S

Steven L Umbach

Just boot from the install cd then after F8 to accept EULA select repair an
install.

Steve



andreyvul said:
Slipstream then fix. Hello RyanVMs Post-SP2 Update Pack :D

I forgot how to do a repair install WITHOUT going into recovery console :(
Any help?

Steven L Umbach said:
That would be something worth trying though you would need to first
install
your service pack when done if it is not included in the install disk and
then go to Windows Updates to download and install all critical security
updates [there will be over 60] when done. On a decent machine with a
fast
internet connection that should not be a big deal but for a dial up user
it
will be.

Steve


andreyvul said:
I have the feeling that maybe doing a repair install off a "silver" xp
cd
will fix the situation. Comments?

:

I made a barebones XP CD with tweaks I was too lazy to try out in
VMware

Driver works fine, but I think that, because the local RPC server is
unavailable, Conrol Panel>Network Connections shows a blank. (Note: It
does
not show Add a new network or something)
But, the Server service is unavailable, thereby disabling RPC server.

How do I get Server service?
(damn monolithic dependencies :mad: )

:

If Control Panel network connections can not find any network
connections
that would be an indication of a problem. Check Device manager to
see
what
it shows, if anything, for your network adapter and if there is any
issue
with drivers or such.

What I was suggesting is that if your registry key for lanmanserver
[server
service] is corrupt you could try to extract the original registry
key
for
it from the \windows\repair\system file by loading/unloading that as
a
registry hive, exporting the lanmanserver key from there to a .reg
file, and
then checking it to make sure that you edit the path to be the same
as
the
existing lanmanserver registry key in HKLM. However I would first
investigate why your network adapter is not showing in network
connections.

Steve


Control Panel can't find any network interfaces :(
I so like the *nix /etc/*.conf system instead of the registry but
still...

I have tons of registry experience from regedit to reg /s to
sysinternals
registry tools to manually editing SYSTEM, SAM, NTUSER.DAT,
SOFTWARE,
etc.
by
using booting off BartPE and using a text editor and Ctrl+F.

Anyways, I need...
1) A stock Windows XP install CD
2 The registry locations

Copy which files to where?
Paste the reg key so that I can Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V it to a .reg file
and
reg /s
it
:

Verify that file and print sharing is installed and enabled in
the
properties of your network adapter. If it is not select
install/service
and
install it. If it does show as installed try uninstalling it and
then
installing it again. If none of that helps try using netsh to
reset
tcp/ip
as shown in the KB article below. If that does not help you could
try to
go
to device manager, uninstall your network adapter, reboot and it
should
install again which may fix the problem. Other possible fixes are
to
navigate the registry in your windows\repair folder for the
system
file
to
export HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\lanmanserver key to
a
.reg
file to import into your current registry though that is
something
that
should NOT be attempted unless you are comfortable working with
the
registry
including how to load and unload hives and edit the .reg file
[which
is a
text file] to make sure it will import into the correct key as in
currentcontrolset as the copy in the repair folder will be
currentcontrolset1. I also recommend that you always first export
and
registry key that you intend to modify to a .reg file before
importing
any
..reg file so that you always can at least get back to where you
were.

Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...40f8-4562-ac7c-91e8f251d65b1033.mspx?mfr=true
-- load/unload registry hive


message
The RPC service is running (set to Automatic and ">net start
rpcss"),
but
for
taskkill and other stuff, I get "Error: The RPC server is
unavailable."
Note: "Server" is not listed in services.msc (from googling,
this
might
be
a
big clue) and ">net start server" returns "The service name is
invalid."
What now?
 
G

Guest

But won't I be stuck in Recovery Console?

Steven L Umbach said:
Just boot from the install cd then after F8 to accept EULA select repair an
install.

Steve



andreyvul said:
Slipstream then fix. Hello RyanVMs Post-SP2 Update Pack :D

I forgot how to do a repair install WITHOUT going into recovery console :(
Any help?

Steven L Umbach said:
That would be something worth trying though you would need to first
install
your service pack when done if it is not included in the install disk and
then go to Windows Updates to download and install all critical security
updates [there will be over 60] when done. On a decent machine with a
fast
internet connection that should not be a big deal but for a dial up user
it
will be.

Steve


I have the feeling that maybe doing a repair install off a "silver" xp
cd
will fix the situation. Comments?
....
 
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