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. For specific error code, see the Record Data page.

Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 140
Source: DNS
Version: 5.0
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. For specific error code, see the Record Data page.
   
Explanation

In order for DNS to run, the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service must be running on the DNS server.

   
User Action

Verify that the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service has been started: Open Administrative Tools, and double-click Services. If the service has been started, try restarting your computer.

If you continue to receive this message, remove and reinstall the RPC Configuration service by using the Services tab network connection in Network and Dial-up Connections in Control Panel.

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