Windows XP Services

DCOM Server Process Launcher - Windows XP Service

Provides launch functionality for DCOM services.

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:DCOM Server Process Launcher
Service name:DcomLaunch
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
Error control:normal
Group:Event Log

Default Behavior

The DCOM Server Process Launcher service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares the executable file with other services. If the DCOM Server Process Launcher 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 DcomLaunch service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of DCOM Server Process Launcher

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreDCOMServerProcessLauncherWindowsXP.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.

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