We have been trying to troubleshoot this issue for some time, and we
are running very shy on resources about now.
We have outlook 2003 installed on a machine that has windows server
2003 service pack 1 installed. It's not a domain controller, and is
not the exchange server. It does not have ISA server 2000 or 2004
installed. The usual suspects for RPC communication have been ruled
When we try to configure an exchange mail account in outlook, we get
the error message: "The connection to the Microsoft Exchange Server is
unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this
I have been through the MS knowledgebase article about solving
connectivity problems caused by RPC to no avail. The RPC registry keys
are set correctly, I have uninstalled and reinstalled TCP/IP, and have
even attempted to repair the windows installation using the windows
server 2003 with sp1 CD.
RPCdump reports: RpcMgmtEpEltInqNext:(The remote procedure call failed
and did not execute. ).
RPCPing fails, and I get a lot of: Status is -1073606647
There is no firewall enabled on this machine either... so I just have
no idea what the heck is going on??
Is anyone able to lend a hand in helping solve this issue?