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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator - Windows Vista Service

Manages the RPC name service database.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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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

Default Behavior

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator logs on as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService and runs 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 recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

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