Remote Procedure Call (RPC) (RpcSs) Service Defaults in Windows 10

The RPCSS service 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.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Service name:RpcSs
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Group:COM Infrastructure
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\rpcss.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Remote Procedure Call (RPC) fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the RpcSs service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) cannot be started under any conditions, if the following services are disabled, deleted or working improperly:

While Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the following services do not start:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Remote Procedure Call (RPC) depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config RpcSs start= auto
sc start RpcSs

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RpcSs service is using the rpcss.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.