RPC settings


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Terry Pinnell

I'm puzzled by a couple of things when I open the Services dialog for
Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

1. Why are these settings greyed out? It means I could not Start/Stop the
service if needed for some troubleshooting reason.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Settings-Greyed.jpg


2. Why is this and the RPC Locator the only services not set to Local
System?
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Locator-Settings-1.jpg

3. I changed it to Local System by way of experiment but then couldn't
change it back. Had to do an SR. But even if the boxes weren't greyed out,
I wouldn't have a clue what password has been used.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Settings-1.jpg

Any advice or insight would be appreciated please.
 
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Paul

Terry said:
I'm puzzled by a couple of things when I open the Services dialog for
Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

1. Why are these settings greyed out? It means I could not Start/Stop the
service if needed for some troubleshooting reason.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Settings-Greyed.jpg


2. Why is this and the RPC Locator the only services not set to Local
System?
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Locator-Settings-1.jpg

3. I changed it to Local System by way of experiment but then couldn't
change it back. Had to do an SR. But even if the boxes weren't greyed out,
I wouldn't have a clue what password has been used.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Settings-1.jpg

Any advice or insight would be appreciated please.

I hadn't noticed that before.

My RPC is greyed out as well.

Notice that on "failure", it is set to "Reboot System".
Which would be a good reason for not turning it off.

A great many other services rely on RPC. It sounds like they
decided it would be a Bad Idea to turn it off. (RPC would be
a part of just about any client-server type software. RPC gives
location independence, and you don't care whether the service
you're talking to is on LocalHost (127.0.0.1) or on some
other computer. Even if the network cable is unplugged,
pieces of software on your computer talk to one another
using RPC.)

"How RPC Works" [I suspect, not a complete story...]

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738291(v=WS.10).aspx

The Locator doesn't appear to be nearly as critical, as its recovery
procedure isn't set to "Reboot System". And not many things rely on
Locator, whereas a great many things need a Remote Procedure Call,
in order to work.

Paul
 
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Terry Pinnell

Paul said:
Terry said:
I'm puzzled by a couple of things when I open the Services dialog for
Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

1. Why are these settings greyed out? It means I could not Start/Stop the
service if needed for some troubleshooting reason.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Settings-Greyed.jpg


2. Why is this and the RPC Locator the only services not set to Local
System?
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Locator-Settings-1.jpg

3. I changed it to Local System by way of experiment but then couldn't
change it back. Had to do an SR. But even if the boxes weren't greyed out,
I wouldn't have a clue what password has been used.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4019461/RPC-Settings-1.jpg

Any advice or insight would be appreciated please.

I hadn't noticed that before.

My RPC is greyed out as well.

Notice that on "failure", it is set to "Reboot System".
Which would be a good reason for not turning it off.

A great many other services rely on RPC. It sounds like they
decided it would be a Bad Idea to turn it off. (RPC would be
a part of just about any client-server type software. RPC gives
location independence, and you don't care whether the service
you're talking to is on LocalHost (127.0.0.1) or on some
other computer. Even if the network cable is unplugged,
pieces of software on your computer talk to one another
using RPC.)

"How RPC Works" [I suspect, not a complete story...]

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738291(v=WS.10).aspx

The Locator doesn't appear to be nearly as critical, as its recovery
procedure isn't set to "Reboot System". And not many things rely on
Locator, whereas a great many things need a Remote Procedure Call,
in order to work.

Paul

Thanks, Paul, very helpful.
 

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