I am currently running an Azure test environment looking to run SharePoint 2016 preview. Running a DC(Win2012), SQL Server 14(Win 2012), and SharePoint 2016 preview image. The issue is when I try to run the Production Configuration Wizard. The configuration fails indicating that an error occurred getting information about the domain/user at server corp.contoso.com. The RPC Server is unavailable. The acct has been set up with the correct DB permissions is a valid AD account and in the Administrator group for both SQL and SharePoint servers. Not able to pinpoint cause at this moment.

  • can you share the complete error detail?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Oct 1, 2015 at 19:54
  • Try connecting to the database with SQL Server Management Studio using the same account you are running the Configuration Wizard under. If you can't, then it is likely a firewall issue that is noted in the answer below.
    – lwbecker2
    Feb 4, 2016 at 21:10

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Is this your problem? I had this issue:

  1. Cannot connect to database master at SQL Server at {server_name}. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it.


there is a link on that page, but the solution for me was here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175043.aspx

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