After installing SharePoint 2016 to setup a new farm, tried running SharePoint 2016 products configuration wizard, and the wizard failed at step 3 saying:
Failed to create the configuration database.
An Exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. An error occurred while getting information about the user <Farm-Admin> at server <Domain-Name>: The RPC server is unavailable
- Verified that the SharePoint server is part of the domain and there is no connectivity, network, firewall related issues.
- Verified that the setup account is granted with DB_Creator & Security_Admin server roles.
- Tried Adding the IP of the DC to HOST file of the Local server
- Tried ipconfig /flushdns - and ipconfig /registerdns commands as per Technet forums, but didn't help!
As a general recommendation, download and install all latest patches before you create SharePoint 2016 farm. Download latest patches from Microsoft Technet site:
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