Provides the endpoint mapper and other miscellaneous RPC services.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Display name:||Remote Procedure Call (RPC)|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost -k rpcss|
The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the RpcSs service has failed to start.
If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreRemoteProcedureCallRPCWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
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 XP installation media.