"DCOM Server Process Launcher - rpcss.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "DCOM Server Process Launcher" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "DCOM Server Process Launcher" service related to rpcss.dll?

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A

"DCOM Server Process Launcher" is a Windows 7 service that "The DCOMLAUNCH service launches COM and DCOM servers in response to object activation requests. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or DCOM will not function properly. It is strongly recommended that you have the DCOMLAUNCH service running." "DCOM Server Process Launcher" service is provided by rpcss.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "DCOM Server Process Launcher" service:

Service name: DcomLaunch
Display name: DCOM Server Process Launcher
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies: None

"DCOM Server Process Launcher" service is provided by a DLL file called: rpcss.dll:

Name: rpcss.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll
Description: Distributed COM Services
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 368 KB (376,832 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:21:03 AM

Disabling "DCOM Server Process Launcher" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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