Tue, Jun 21 2011 23:01
RPC Endpoint Mapper service terminates unexpectedly
Symptoms are: RPC Endpoint Mapper service terminates unexpectedly as wells as the RPC Service. When these services stop, the server then reboots about 20 minutes later.
If you see these please install:
Remote procedure call service crashes on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Svchost.exe process that has the WMI service crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;982293 (which is included in SP1 so if you've already installed that you won't need it)
Now before you say, "Susan those are hotfixes, why should I be throwing hotfixes on a production server." To me they are no different than the security patches you install every month. "But Susan, they are tested". Well, I guess I'm the jaded patchaholic that just knows and trusts in my backup system.
a. They can be removed.
b. Patches are merely a dry run for your issues in your network. If you can handle rolling back a patch (uninstall, image backup, etc) you can handle anything.
Filed under: sbs 2011 standard