The RPC Server is Unavailable Error in Windows 10

The RPC server is unavailable is the error that pops up when your system is having a problem while communicating with other devices or machines through the network used by you.

It’s not a problem to worry or scared about. We are here to provide you with an ample number of solutions that will help you get rid of your problem. Don’t give up before trying all of them and you shall seek the solution to your problem.

Method 1: Ensuring RPC services are running properly

The main reason for RPC error can be a misconfiguration of RPC services on the connected computers.

Step 1: Hold Windows+ R key and fire up the Run window, once you see it type in “services.msc” and hit enter.

Step 2: In the services window scroll down until you find DCOM Server Process Launcher, Remote Procedure Call (RPC), and RPC Endpoint Mapper. Check that they are running and are set up on automatic.

Step 3: In case they are not checking out method 4 and make changes in the registry.

Method 2: Firewall on your system

A firewall can be a reason to block various applications. You can simply check your firewall and see what things are being blocked by your firewall.

Here are the steps to configure your Windows Firewall

Step 1: Hold Windows+ R on your keyboard and the run dialog box shall pop up. Type in control and hit enter.

Step 2: In the control panel, go for windows firewall. Select the option to allow an app through windows firewall, below Windows Firewall.

Step 3: Scroll down and find in Remote Assistance. Check if the communication is enabled and all the boxes are ticked.

Method 3: Checking the network connection

Sometimes the issue can be with your network connection. Here are steps to check your network connection.

Step 1: Hold the Windows + R on your keyboard and the run dialog box should pop up. Type in “ncpa.cpl” and hit Enter.

Step 2: Find your network and right-click the network connection you are using and select properties.

Step 3: Check that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) is enabled. See that the boxes next is ticked.

Also, you can reinstall your network adapter driver to reset file and printer sharing.

Method 4: Check your Registry

Moreover, you can also check your registry settings by checking RPC is running well.

Note: The editing registry wrongly can cause trouble to the system. We recommend you to create a system restore point and take a backup of the registry before continuing.

Step 1: Log in to your operating system as an Administrator.

Step 2: Press the Windows key +R key simultaneously. In the Run dialog box type “regedit” and click on Enter.

Step 3: Next, in the Registry go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\RpcSs.

In case you find RPC is not set correctly in method 1, you can edit the Start registry key in the RpcSs path. Double click on start to edit its value. Set the value data to 2.

Step 3: Now, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch. Check that the DCOM Server Process Launcher is set correctly or not. Double click on the Start registry key and edit the value and set the value to 2.

Step 4 : Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\RpcEptMapper.

See that the RPC Endpoint Mapper is set correctly. If not double click on start registry and set the value to 2.

Conclusion

We have provided all the solutions to fix the RPC failure on your device. You can connect to different devices and network smoothly and perform your functions. In case if you face any difficulties regarding any of the above-mentioned feel free to message us and we’ll be there for the rescue.

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