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How to Start/Stop DCOM Server Process Launcher service

Service name: DcomLaunch

Display name: DCOM Server Process Launcher


Description:

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.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop DCOM Server Process Launcher service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start DCOM Server Process Launcher service:

net start DcomLaunch

sc start DcomLaunch


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop DCOM Server Process Launcher service:

net stop DcomLaunch

sc stop DcomLaunch


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\DcomLaunch" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config DcomLaunch start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config DcomLaunch start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config DcomLaunch start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config DcomLaunch start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f