Microsoft KB Archive/175085

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Programs That Use RPC Cannot Connect to the RPC Server


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


Windows 95 programs that use Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs), such as the Remote Registry or System Monitor tool, may be unable to connect to an RPC server.


This problem can occur if all of the following conditions exists:

  • Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the only protocol installed.
  • Domain Name Service (DNS) name resolution is enabled.
  • The Fully Qualified Domain Name (the DNS host name plus the DNS domain name) contains more than 31 characters.


This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95 and OSR2, and later versions of this file:

   RPCLTS3.DLL  version 4.00.951  dated 6/20/96  9,168 bytes 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 and OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2). An update to address this problem is now available, but is not fully regression-tested and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft does not recommend implementing this update at this time. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for additional information about the availability of this update.


For additional information about Windows 95 updates, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates

This issue is resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.

Keywords : kbnetwork win95 kbAPI kbRPC kbSDKPlatform kbGrpDSNet
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Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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