RPC server unavailable error – Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Thought of mentioning this as I’ve came across it and noticed many others did too.

If for some reason, whenever you try enabling internet connection sharing (ICS), you get an error saying that the rpc server is unavailable, do the following:

  1. Click on start > run
  2. type services.msc and hit enter
  3. Search for the DHCP Client service, and check its status, it will most probably be stopped.
  4. Double click on this service, change its status to automatic and hit start

that’s it.

3 Responses to “RPC server unavailable error – Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)”

  1. 007 says:

    Hi everyone,

    I just came a cross such problem. If you upgrade or do any-clean instalation, sometimes your Operating System will be installed but some files will still be missing because of which you will have RPC problem.

    My suggestion is that after installation try to copy your OS CD/DVD in C: drive and and run the setup.exe fom there…. Select Upgrad ….

    Will work :)

  2. admin says:

    Can you try going through the following debugging steps?

  3. Marcel Marien says:

    tried it, but it leads to error 1068: the DHCP Client service can not be started

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