To properly monitor a Microsoft® Exchange or SQL Server, the Exchange Server and SQL Server Monitors require:
This article describes a simple method that can be used to verify that a remote server is accessible through a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) connection.
For information on ensuring that WMI is enabled and functioning correctly, refer to the FAQ titled "How Can I Verify that Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is Functioning?"
If the C$ admin share appears within a new Windows Explorer window, or if you receive a login prompt that requires an account and password to proceed, the remote server is accessible through an RPC connection.
However, if you receive an error message, further troubleshooting may be needed to determine the root cause of the issue.
A number of troubleshooting techniques can be used to determine the cause of a severed RPC connection. If you receive an error message using the above verification procedure, ensure that the following criteria are met in order to isolate the likely cause of the problem:
Additional suggestions for troubleshooting Remote Procedure Call performance issues can be found in Article 17746 located in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
For information on other features and concepts related to those discussed in this article, refer to the following ipMonitor resources:
Last Updated: September 8, 2006 | What did you think of this topic?