"Remote Procedure Call (RPC) - rpcss.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" service related to rpcss.dll?

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A

"Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" is a Windows 8 service that is the Service Control Manager for COM and DCOM servers. It performs object activations requests, object exporter resolutions and distributed garbage collection for COM and DCOM servers. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or DCOM will not function properly. It is strongly recommended that you have the RPCSS service running. "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" service is provided by rpcss.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" service:

Service name: RpcSs
Display name: Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
Dependencies: {RpcEptMapper, DcomLaunch}

"Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" service is provided by a program called: rpcss.dll:

Name: rpcss.dll
Location: C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll
Description: Distributed COM Services
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 817152 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:07:06 AM UTC

Disabling "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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