The RPC server is unavailable Sharepoint 2013 Preview Configuration Wizard Fails on Install
On step 3 of the Sharepoint 2013 Preview Configuration Wizard it would fail with the error:
The RPC server is unavailable
I then checked the log file and found the following:
Failed to create the configuration database.
Additional exception information: An error occurred while getting information about the user USERNAME at server DOMAINNAME: The RPC server is unavailable
Everyone on the web says the same thing: check the access rights to add DB’s on the SQL database, do you have proper access rights on the servers, do you have such and such ports open, is your RPC service running. I checked all of these and opened everything up…
BUT if you are like me you tried all those things and it still failed! Luckily, I realized the one stupid thing that I forgot…
Here’s my solution
Make sure you are logged onto the server where you are running the Configuration Wizard with a domain account, and to be safe, I ran the install with the same domain account that I want to run the Sharepoint services with.
I hope this helps save you the 8 hours of work I spent trying to figure this problem out.