Event ID 140 — DNS Server RPC Protocol Initialization

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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Management tools, such as the DNS Microsoft Management Console snap-in, use the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol to communicate with and manage the DNS Server service.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 140
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Server-Service
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: DNS_EVENT_RPC_SERVER_INIT_FAILED
Message: The DNS server could not initialize the remote procedure call (RPC) service. If it is not running, start the RPC service or reboot the computer. The event data is the error code.

Resolve

Restart the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service

The Remote Procedure Control (RPC) service did not respond to requests from the DNS server. The RPC service must be started by restarting the computer.

To restart the computer:

  • On the DNS server, click Start, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

Verify

Ensure that the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is running.

To verify that the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is running:

  1. Open a command prompt. To open a Command Prompt window, click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type net start, and then press ENTER.

If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is functioning properly, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) appears in the list.

Related Management Information

DNS Server RPC Protocol Initialization

DNS Infrastructure

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