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How to Start/Stop Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service

Service name: RpcLocator

Display name: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator


Description:

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.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

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

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 Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service:

net start RpcLocator


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


To Stop Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service:

net stop RpcLocator


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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


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

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

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