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Rendom /Prepare failed to bind to server error 1753

Rendom /Prepare failed to bind to server error 1753

Rendom /Prepare failed to bind to server error 1753

I have 4 DCs which all return this error:

Failed to bind to server "servername": 1753

All steps of the rendom process completed up to this.

I have checked dcdiag, netdiag, repadmin without success.

Can anyone shed some light on what i am missing.

the servers are 2003 SP2 and i am running redom from another 2003 sp2 box. 2 of the target dcs are in the same subnet and 2 in remote subnets.

The reason for attempting this rename is because the company netbios name has an ampersand (&) in the name.
DNS resolution is working perfectly and i get no errors at all in the event viewer. I have read just about every scrap of information i can find to no avail.

all help much appreciated.


RE: Rendom /Prepare failed to bind to server error 1753

Futher information: error message received is :
Failed to Bind to server server1.fqdn : 1753.
Failed to Bind to server server2.fqdn : 1753.
Failed to Bind to server server3.fqdn : 1753.
Failed to Bind to server server4.fqdn : 1753.
Waiting for DCs to reply.
4 servers contacted, 4 servers returned Errors
The operation completed successfully.

There are no errors in the event viewer that seem to relate to this. I am stuck at rendom /prepare

I have heard that possibly changing the RPC service to use a localsystem account instaed of the network service can help but am unsure about this as it could set off other issues such as DCOM? all help much appreciated  

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