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Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: RpcLocator
Display name: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Description:
Manages the RPC name service database.

Path to executable:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss  
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service from
Services.msc.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Locate Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service observe his current status and open to make
changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Locator service.
To finish press ok button and close Services window.
Type regedit and press Enter
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service
from Registry Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
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.
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
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Locator service from Command Prompt.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service from starting with
the operating system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Write msconfig and press Enter
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
service.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
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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\RpcLocator and
locate
Start registry key
Type cmd and press ok
Note: This is an essential service and it's not recommended to modify its state.
Windows will try to prevent any modification to this service.