Windows XP Services

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator - Windows XP Service

Manages the RPC name service database.

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:Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Service name:RpcLocator
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService

Default Behavior

The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process. It does not share the executable file with other services. If the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator 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 RpcLocator service has failed to start.


Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator will not start, if the Workstation service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type of Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteProcedureCallRPCLocatorWindowsXP.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 locator.exe 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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