Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Disabled (Windows)

Module: Startup Files

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports a problem if either the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) or the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service is installed and not disabled.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Disabled

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: System Information

  • Windows 2000 (105839)

  • Windows 2003 (205839)

  • Windows 2008 (248839)

  • Windows Vista (228839)

  • Windows XP (200839)

Title: Remote Procedure Call (RPC) enabled

Description:Either the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service or the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator service is enabled. This lets the system execute remote requests. If RPC is required, apply the latest RPC patch to resolve known vulnerabilities. Otherwise, disable the services.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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