Troubleshooting Code Error 800706BA
Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA
Introduction to Error Code 800706BA
Unfortunately, there are many causes of error 800706BA. I solved my problem by disabling the firewalls. See how to disable Windows 8 firewalls with a Group Policy.
The Symptoms You Get With 800706BA
My situation was that was running the remote PowerShell command restart-Computer when I got this error message on the Windows 7 machine:
The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)
The Cause of Code 800706BA
The underlying cause of my problem was WMI. I was using PowerShell cmdlets such as get-WmiObject that were trying to access data on another Windows 7 computer. What happened was that the firewall was correctly, blocking the RPC ports 135 and 445. Thus I simply disabled the firewall on the target machine and the command then completed successfully.
Example of PowerShell Script
Restart-Computer -computerName LittleServer
Stop-Computer -computer ExchServer
Guy Recommends: WMI Monitor and It’s Free!
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is one of the hidden treasures of Microsoft operating systems. Fortunately, SolarWinds have created the WMI Monitor so that you can examine these gems of performance information for free. Take the guess work out of which WMI counters to use for applications like Microsoft Active Directory, SQL or Exchange Server.
Download your free copy of WMI Monitor
Do you need additional help?
Give something back?
Would you like to help others? If you have a good example of this error, then please email me, I will publish it with a credit to you:
If you like this page then please share it with your friends