How to fix the "system error code 1722 the rpc server is unavailable" error

Updated July 20, 2017

The Intuit QuickBooks financial accounting software will sometimes display the error message "System Error Code 1722 the RPC Server Is Unavailable" when opening a report. This error is caused by the Windows print spooler service being disabled or not working properly. You won't be able to print documents in Intuit QuickBooks or any other Windows program if you encounter this error. You can fix this error by re-enabling the print spooler service in the Windows services administration dialogue.

Close all running programs and restart your computer by clicking "Start," hovering the mouse cursor over the arrow to the right of "Shut Down" and clicking "Restart." Restarting your computer may solve the problem. If not, proceed to Step 2.

Close all running programs on your computer, including Intuit QuickBooks and Point of Sale.

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories" and "Run."

Type "Services.msc" into the Run dialogue and press "Enter."

Click "OK" and "Continue" in the user account control dialogue.

Scroll down in the list of services, right-click "Print Spooler" and click "Properties."

Click the "Startup Type" box and click "Automatic."

Click the "Start" button under "Service Status."

Click "OK."

Close the services window.

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Chris Hoffman is a technology writer and all-around tech geek who writes for PC World, MakeUseOf, and How-To Geek. He's been using Windows since Windows 3.1 was released in 1992.