The RPC Server is unavailable


When installing SharePoint Server 2016 on Azure hosted VM in a single server Environment with AD Directory Services and SQL Server on the same box the configuration wizart might fail at step 3 (creating configuration database) with an error like "The RPC Server is unavailable".

To resolve that issue you just need to modify the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) so that your domain will be resolved on you virtual machine. In my case I just had to add the line

100.114.200.40 mycontoso.com

to the hosts file and the configuration of SharePoint Server 2016 finished successfully.

Comments (5)

  1. William says:

    Thankyou so much for this info. It saved my server from a couple of bullet holes.

  2. Walter Gut says:

    This worked for me! Thanks!

  3. wawan says:

    Thank for this wonderfull article. This works on my environment

  4. David says:

    It didn’t work for me.
    I use 192.168.10.10 servername
    I am not sure if it is because I use single servername.

  5. Craig says:

    Thank you for the writeup.
    I used the local loop-back and that worked as well. 127.0.0.1 mycontoso.com using your example.

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