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.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator|
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.
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.