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Offline Lisandro

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Re:RPC Error
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2004, 05:52:51 PM »
Here you'll have a list of windows services:
http://www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/servicecfg.htm


Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

This service is rather vital. Practically everything depends on this service to be running. This is also the only service that you should not (and will not) disable via the Services MMC. If you do, your computer may (will) become unbootable AND you cannot place this service back to automatic to fix it. Leave it on Automatic and do not change it. If, for whatever reason, the service became disabled and you can no longer boot your system, please read the information here for a way to fix it.

Recent virus activity has prompted me to post additional information regarding Remote Procedure Call and automatic shutdowns. Please ensure you read all the information I have available to ensure you are not affected by this latest internet threat.

Default 2000 Server: Automatic
Default 2000 Pro: Automatic
Safe Setting: Automatic

Dependencies (what service Remote Procedure Call (RPC) needs to function properly):
None

What other services require Remote Procedure Call (RPC) to function properly:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
COM+ Event System
System Event Notification
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Message Queuing
Fax Service
IIS Admin Service
FTP Publishing Service
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
World Wide Web Publishing Service
Indexing Service
IPSEC Policy Agent
Logical Disk Manager
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
Message Queuing
Messenger
Network Connections
Print Spooler
Fax Service
TCP/IP Print Server
Protected Storage
IIS Admin Service
FTP Publishing Service
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
World Wide Web Publishing Service
Message Queuing
Wireless Configuration
Removable Storage
RIP Listener
Routing and Remote Access
Task Scheduler
Telephony
Fax Service
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Remote Access Connection Manager
Internet Connection Sharing
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Telnet
Windows Installer
Windows Management Instrumentation
Wireless Configuration

As you can see, windows won't work without it...  ;D


Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Manages the RPC name service database. I have not found a reason to keep this service running. However, if something on your network breaks after you disable this service, put it back to manual. About 1.2 MB of RAM is in use with this service.

Default 2000 Server: Manual
Default 2000 Pro: Manual
Safe Setting: Manual

Dependencies (what service Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator needs to function properly):
Workstation
 
What other service require Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator to function properly:
None
« Last Edit: September 03, 2004, 05:53:57 PM by Technical »
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Re:RPC Error
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2004, 07:48:24 PM »
Thank you Technical.
By changing my settings for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator from Disabled to Manual, you've fixed a problem that has plagued me for a long time. See this Thread.
Apparently this service isn't needed as long as everything is perfect however, When a problem arrises this service is needed to repair the individual program or service.
I wil be informing microsoft of this finding and see what they have to say. Since MS is aware of a problem, but didn't have an answer, Technical should get a paycheck from them. ;D
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Re:RPC Error
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2004, 12:35:50 AM »
Technical should get a paycheck from them. ;D

Who will be the first of the list?  ;D

I think patience will all the time... we could give up before we discover the error.
Well, at least, avast forums are being useful for the users  8)
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