We are trying to work on a proof of concept for ESM, but I have ran into some issues. We are trying to run this server, virtualized running Windows 2k3 and sql 2005.

I cannot log into the management console via Edir. I have read other discussions and then noticed there's a patch (version 3.5117) for issues relating to issues logging into management console. I then upgraded to this version and I am trying to connect to edir, but still cannot. I tried AD and that worked, but we only use AD for certain things and want to have ESM connected to edir.

Error message:
Unable to resolve DNS name or IP address: DsGetDcName failed. The RPC server is unavailable.

Other concerns:
Can this run on virtualized server?
How many clients can connect to a Single Server?

Any help would be appreciated.