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DCOM Server Process Launcher - Windows Vista Service

Provides launch functionality for DCOM services.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate 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

DCOM Server Process Launcher logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If DCOM Server Process Launcher fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the DcomLaunch service has failed to start. At least one service depends on DCOM Server Process Launcher. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.

Dependencies

If DCOM Server Process Launcher is stopped, the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for DCOM Server Process Launcher

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDCOMServerProcessLauncherWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

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 Vista installation media.