Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator


Name service provider that maintains a database with available RPC services on the server, where local RPC services can register themselves. A client can then contact the RPC locator on the server to locate and access the wanted RPC service.

This service is used by IIS to register what computers available for remote administration.

Note after installing WinXP SP2 one might get the following error:

Event ID: 1000
RPC locator has encountered a problem and needs to be closed.

More Info MS KB904767

Note in Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, this service does not provide any functionality and is present for application compatibility.

Default State:
  • Manual
Process Name:
  • locator.exe (RpcLocator)
  • None