> First, let me say thanks to anyone that can help me.
> Here's what going on.
> Mac has bootcamp with Vista installed on it. Both server and client
> have latest updates. When trying to join domain you get " the RPC
> server is unavailable" most of the time, if I see this it's due to
> dns not set right at the client end.
> I can and have join new pcs, notebooks to this domain to confirm the
> problem stays on the MAC.
> I added static IP to everything and added host A rec. in DNS an can
> ping every device. the Machine name is added to the server in AD once
> you try join the domain. Then you get the same errors one or more, all
> dealing with RPC server.
The fact that this is a Mac is a moot point. You're still talking about
RPC errors like this are indicative of DNS problems. They can either be
caused by improperly configured DNS servers or you may need to do
something like add the correct DNS search suffix to your Vista
Can you confirm that those machines you've already joined to AD are also
While I don't believe this is the answer to your problem, the thread at
this link does include some helpful troubleshooting information.
You might also try posting your question in a Vista or AD specific
newsgroup such as
Hope this helps!
William M. Smith, Microsoft Interop MVP - Mac/Windows
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