Windows 2003 RDP: “The system cannot log you on due to the following error: The RPC server is unavailable

I was recently having issues in taking the RDP session of a Windows 2003 server. When I use the RDP Session, it was giving me an error stating “The system cannot log you on due to the following error: The RPC server is unavailable”. This issue is dependent on the below listed reasons:

1. Incorrect DNS settings.
2. Incorrect Time and Time zone settings.
3. The “TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper” service isn’t running.
4. The “Remote Registry” service isn’t running.

In my case, the issue was due to the service “TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper” was not running. I logged on to the server using the local admin credentials and was able to start the service to fix the issue.

Thanks,
WintelAdmin.com

How to add a new VLAN on an HP Enclosure?

1. Open the Virtual Connect Manager for the enclosure.
2. Click on Ethernet Networks.
3. Right click on External Connections and choose “Add”.
4. Input the network name ” ” (including the vlan id is encouraged).
5. Place a check mark on “Use Shared Uplink Set:”
6. Select the appropriate “Shared Uplink Set”.
7. Enter the VLAN ID on “External VLAN ID:”
8. Click “Apply”.

Thanks,
WintelAdmin.com