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DCOM Server Process Launcher service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
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
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop DCOM Server Process Launcher from Services.msc
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Locate DCOM Server Process Launcher observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you cannot Start/Stop and change the Startup type of DCOM Server Process Launcher

To finish press ok button and close Services window
Type regedit and press Enter
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch and
locate Start registry key
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of DCOM Server Process Launcher from Registry
Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
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 DCOM Server Process Launcher:

net start DcomLaunch

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

To Stop DCOM Server Process Launcher:

net stop DcomLaunch

To change Startup type:

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

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

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\DcomLaunch" /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\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

When you try to modify DCOM Server Process Launcher service settings you will receive:
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of DCOM Server Process Launcher
from Command Prompt
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent DCOM Server Process Launcher service from starting with the
operating system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe)
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Write msconfig and press Enter
You cannot prevent DCOM Server Process Launcher service from starting using System Configuration.  
Up Back
   
   
Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

When you try to modify Start value of DCOM Server Process Launcher service you will receive: