"Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator - locator.exe" Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" in my Windows Server 2008 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 Server 2008 service that "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 EXE 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
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies: None

Disabling "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" service should not cause any issues when running Windows Server 2008 system.

 

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