The RPCSS service is the Service Control Manager for COM and DCOM servers. It performs object activations requests, object exporter resolutions and distributed garbage collection for COM and DCOM servers. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or DCOM will not function properly. It is strongly recommended that you have the RPCSS service running.
|Windows 7 edition||without SP||SP1|
|Display name:||Remote Procedure Call (RPC)|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss|
The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the RpcSs service has failed to start.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreRemoteProcedureCallRPCWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
rpcss.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.