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DCOM Server Process Launcher

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default 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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DcomLaunch
Display Name: DCOM Server Process Launcher

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

Log On As

Account: Local System account (Unchangeable)

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default 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.

Additional Information

This service cannot be stopped by services.msc, nor its state changed by applying a registry patch. The default action for this service failure is to restart the computer. Leave this on automatic by all other methods still available to change it.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DcomLaunch
Display Name: DCOM Server Process Launcher

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

Log On As

Account: Local System account (unchangeable)

Dependencies

What service DCOM Server Process Launcher needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require DCOM Server Process Launcher to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides launch functionality for DCOM services.

Additional Information

This service cannot be stopped by services.msc, nor its state changed by applying a registry patch. The default action for this service failure is to restart the computer. Leave this on automatic by all other methods still available to change it. This service uses about 9MB of RAM while sharing the same svchost.exe process with the Plug and Play service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Business Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DcomLaunch

Display Name: DCOM Server Process Launcher

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

Log On As

Account: Local System Account (unchangeable)

Dependencies

What service DCOM Server Process Launcher needs to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require DCOM Server Process Launcher to function properly:

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Provides launch functionality for DCOM services.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DcomLaunch

Display Name: DCOM Server Process Launcher

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service DCOM Server Process Launcher needs to function properly:

  • None

What other service require DCOM Server Process Launcher to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Provides launch functionality for DCOM services.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP MCE 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Pro Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): DcomLaunch

Display Name: DCOM Server Process Launcher

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service DCOM Server Process Launcher needs to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

What other service require DCOM Server Process Launcher to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T) –

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