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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator - Windows 8 Service

In Windows 2003 and earlier versions of Windows, the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service manages the RPC name service database. In Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, this service does not provide any functionality and is present for application compatibility.

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

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Service name:RpcLocator
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\locator.exe
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
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Default Behavior

The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process of locator.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the RpcLocator service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteProcedureCallRPCLocatorWindows8.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 locator.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.