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Trying install a printer to my computer, but getting a error saying rpc server is unavailable, can you help please??

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Here's what you need to check:

1. Click Start -> Run then type "services.msc" without the quotes.
2. Locate Remote Procedure Call and Print Spooler
3. Double click on each service and make sure they are set to run Automatically.
4. Reboot the computer

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Rpc server is unavailable when installing printer


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According to the error message, I assume that the spooler service cannot find out the printer on the network.
You may set the startup type of Printer Spooler service to Manual or Delayed Start for a test.
You could go to Customer support- just dial +1(800)243-0051 Toll Free.

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To start/ enable it go to 'Run Command' and type 'services.msc' , locate REMOTE PROCEDURE CALL (RPC) and start the service.

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http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Fix-RPC-Error-When-the-RPC-Server-is-Unavailable&id=3298701

Have you gotten an RPC error lately? They look a little like this:
- "RPC Server is Unavailable"
- OR "The RPC Server is too busy to complete the task"
- Here's the best one, "Access denied"
This is fun stuff. Unfortunately, an RPC error is one of the most common errors out there, and most of us don't even know what RPC is.
What is RPC?
RPC stands for "Remote Procedure Call." This probably still doesn't tell you much. Let's see if we can put this in non-technical language. RPC is the go between of your computer and server. This is what allows your computer to access a network.
RPC has two main parts to it: the client and the server. When the client (the program requesting something) sends a message to the server (the process that takes the order or performs the task), it is being asked to execute a certain procedure. The client waits for the server to process the call before resuming the execution.
Why Won't the RPC Server Work?
Usually, the RPC error pops up because there is some sort of miscommunication between the computer and the server. Most of the time, the wires get crossed somewhere due to Internet components that are not configured or activated. Sometimes it is just a matter of adjusting the Internet Firewalls or Proxy Server.
Quick RPC Error Fix
One way to investigate an RPC server error is to verify that you have enabled the DCOM Tunneling is enabled and not being blocked by any third party Internet Security programs such as AVG, Norton, McAfee, etc.
To do this:
1. Go to Start and Run
2. Type in DCOMCNFG
3. Click on Component Services
4. Click on Computers
5. In Computers, right click My Computer
6. Choose Properties
7. Go the Default Properties tab
8. Check the "Enable DCOM" tab
9. Go to the Default Protocols tab
10. Click Add
11. By the Protocol Sequence move the down arrow to Tunneling TCP/IP
12. Click OK
13. Click MoveUp button until Tunneling is at the top of the list
14. Now you may select SPX and Remove
15. Click OK or close the program out
16. Restart the computer
When You Need Help with the RPC Error
The RPC Error is such a common error, it seems like it should be easy to fix. However, the DCOM Tunneling fix is only the beginning of troubleshooting an RPC server error. The good news is that you really don't have to do anything when it comes to an RPC error if you maintain your computer with registry maintenance tools. Try researching the benefits of a registry cleaner to fix RPC errors.
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Could be a corrupted file in your spooler folder:

Info from Microsoft:
To resolve this issue:

  1. Copy the Spoolss.exe and Spoolss.dll files from another Windows NT 4.0-based server or workstation to the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder on the affected computer.
  2. Apply or reapply the latest appropriate Windows NT service pack, and then restart the computer.
  3. Set the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service to start automatically:
    1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Services.
    2. On the Service list, click Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service, and then click Startup.
    3. Under Startup Type, click Automatic, and then click OK.
  4. Restart your computer.

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hi! Print Spooler is actually a service for your Operating system-
Try this

Click on start and click on run
in the open box type in services.msc and your services local window should open, scroll down and look for print spooler, highlight it and do a right click and on the dropdown menu left click on stop and it will go to a process of stopping the service and then right click back and click on start. if you get an error message about print spooling or spooler, then that means you have a problem with the operating system. call or go to microsoft help and support online in that case. and RPC server unavailable error has something to do with a network printer. but i believe you setup the printer locally.

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RPC server is unavailable


Solution #1posted on Dec 23, 2007 by Silan
Try :- http://www.fixya.com/support/t311909- printer_installation_problem

1.open a Command Prompt window(click start--
-->run--->type cmd and press OK)
2.key sc config spooler depend= RPCSS (note
the space after depend=) and press Enter.
Try reinstalling the printer.
Or
1. Start / Run / MSConfig / OK.
2. Select the Services tab.
3. Make sure that each of the following
services is checked:
Plug and Play
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
4. Press Apply.
5. Press Close.
6. Press the Restart button.
Try reinstalling the printer software. If the
issue does not resolve Please get back me.
Thanks

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