Serves as the endpoint mapper and COM Service Control Manager. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services will not function properly.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Remote Procedure Call (RPC)|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss|
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) logs on as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Remote Procedure Call (RPC) 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 RpcSs service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 67 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) will not start, if the DCOM Server Process Launcher service is stopped or disabled.
If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreRemoteProcedureCallRPCWindowsVista.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.