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Solved: RPC Server Unavailable

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Koosharem, Mar 4, 2011.

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  1. Koosharem

    Koosharem Thread Starter

    Mar 4, 2011
    I got this error msg when I attempted to launch a full system backup using Acronis (True Image Home 2010). I "Googled it" and found this forum!! This very thread was posted back in Aug 08 by AbsentHarvest, and dealt with not being able to share files between his PC and a laptop. The "fix" was to look in the Services listing accessed via Start ->Run-> Services.msc, and confirm that Remote Procedure Call was "Started" and set to "Automatic Startup" (right-click and open Properties if not).

    My Acronis problem was not solved at this point (because RPC, in my, case was on & running), but selecting the "Depencencies" tab at the top of the Properties Window showed that the "Acronis Scheduler2 Service" DID/DOES depend on RPC running.

    This (now) obvious connection between RPC and the Acronis Scheduler2 Service (even though the actual error message was misleading) "turned on the light" for me: I remembered turning this Acronis service OFF a few weeks ago (via one of the Startup Mgr utilities), thinking it was involved with scheduling/running Acronis backups automatically. (I thought I had perhaps selected this option by mistake during the Acronis setup procedure.

    So, it was all somewhat "fortuitous", but turning Acronis Scheduler2 back ON/Automatic did solve my problem, and the backup ran successfully!!

    Now, having said all this (and perhaps it will be useful to someone), this is my first post on this forum and I need to correct the spelling of my "User Name" -- it should be "Koosharem" -- but I cannot find the place to correct it!!! Any suggestions?
  2. bp936


    Oct 13, 2003
    Welcome to TSG.
    looks like your name is already corrected.

    And you are correct. Using Acronis for backup, I also forgot that I stopped it and had to click on it again in msconfig and the Timeout monitor monitor under the Startup tab.
    thanks for reminding us.
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