RPC server unavailable(printing)

July 14, 2006 at 12:50:54
Specs: Win XP, AMD 2500+/ 1gig


I am trying to print over my home wireless network and get the error "the RPC server is unavailable." I get this in notepad but get a similar error with Word.

I have been able to print in this manner before.

Thanks for any help.

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July 14, 2006 at 14:00:09

How is the printer connected to your wireless network? IE, do you have one of the nicer routers with a print server in it or is the printer connected to another computer on your network? If it is connected to another computer, how is it connected, IE. parallel port or USB? does it print directly from the computer it is connected to?

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July 14, 2006 at 14:06:13

Thanks for the reply. My printer is connected to my desktop with by parallel port. It does print directly from that pc. I'm trying to print from laptop when I get the error.


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July 14, 2006 at 14:43:34

If no better answer arrives you might look at this.

There is a blurb on that on some site about SP2 may have caused it. Search for "mmc sp2 rpc unavailable" and see if that might apply???

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July 15, 2006 at 09:43:27

Well for some reason I'm able to print without difficulties today. I haven't made any changes so it beats me. Thanks anyway for the help.


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