FIX: ipconfig /registerdns results in RPC server unavailable error

A new Windows 2003 R2 server was not automatically registering itself in DNS despite having “Register this connection’s addresses in DNS” selected.

Performing an ipconfig /registerdns resulted in a “RPC server unavailable” error message.
 
The solution was to temporarily enable the DHCP Client service, which we disable as a part of our server build process.  Once the server was registered in DNS we disabled the DHCP Client service again.

Comments [2]

  1. Isn’t it obvious?
    Its like you could not print because you disabled print spooler 🙂

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