"Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator - locator.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

"Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" is a Windows 8 service. In Windows 2003 and earlier versions of Windows, the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service manages the RPC name service database. In Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, this service does not provide any functionality and is present for application compatibility. "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" service is provided by locator.exe program file.

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

Service name: RpcLocator
Display name: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe
Dependencies: None

"Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" service is provided by a program called: locator.exe:

Name: locator.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe
Description: Rpc Locator
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 9728 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:08:32 AM UTC

Disabling "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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