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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - Windows 8 Service

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.

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:Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Service name:RpcSs
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
File:%WinDir%\system32\rpcss.dll
Error control:normal
Group:COM Infrastructure
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

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:

Restore Default Startup Type for Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Automated Restore

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.