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DCOM Server Process Launcher - Windows 8 Service

The DCOMLAUNCH service launches COM and DCOM servers in response to object activation requests. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or DCOM will not function properly. It is strongly recommended that you have the DCOMLAUNCH service running.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:DCOM Server Process Launcher
Service name:DcomLaunch
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
File:%WinDir%\system32\rpcss.dll
Error control:normal
Group:COM Infrastructure
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege

Default Behavior

The DCOM Server Process Launcher service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If DCOM Server Process Launcher fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the DcomLaunch service has failed to start.

Dependencies

The following services are unable to start if DCOM Server Process Launcher is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type for DCOM Server Process Launcher

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDCOMServerProcessLauncherWindows8.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.

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 8 installation media.