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 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|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 of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Remote Procedure Call (RPC) fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the RpcSs service has failed to start.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
The following services are unable to start if Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreRemoteProcedureCallRPCWindows8.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.