RpcBindingReset function (rpcdce.h)

The RpcBindingReset function resets a binding handle so that the host is specified but the server on that host is unspecified.


RPC_STATUS RpcBindingReset(



Server binding handle to reset.

Return value

Value Meaning
The call succeeded.
The binding handle was invalid.
This was the wrong kind of binding for the operation.
Note  For a list of valid error codes, see RPC Return Values.


A client calls the RpcBindingReset function to disassociate a particular server instance from the server binding handle specified in the Binding parameter. The RpcBindingReset function dissociates a server instance by removing the endpoint portion of the server address in the binding handle. The host remains unchanged in the binding handle. The result is a partially-bound server binding handle.

RpcBindingReset does not affect the Binding parameter's authentication information, if there is any.

If a client is willing to be serviced by any compatible server instance on the host specified in the binding handle, the client calls the RpcBindingReset function before making a remote procedure call using the Binding binding handle. Clients must not call the RpcBindingReset function for binding handles on which calls are being executed.

When the client makes the next remote procedure call using the reset (partially-bound) binding, the client's RPC run-time library uses a well-known endpoint from the client's interface specification, if any. Otherwise, the client's run-time library automatically communicates with the endpoint-mapping service on the specified remote host to obtain the endpoint of a compatible server from the endpoint-map database. If a compatible server is located, the RPC run-time library updates the binding with a new endpoint. If a compatible server is not found, the remote procedure call fails. For calls using a connection protocol (ncacn), the EPT_S_NOT_REGISTERED status code is returned to the client. For calls using a datagram protocol (ncadg), the RPC_S_COMM_FAILURE status code is returned to the client.

Server applications should register all binding handles by calling RpcEpRegister and RpcEpRegisterNoReplace if the server wants to be available to clients that make a remote procedure call on a reset binding handle.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header rpcdce.h (include Rpc.h)
Library Rpcrt4.lib
DLL Rpcrt4.dll

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