Originally Posted by Hueristic
RPC should not be dependant on DCOM.
Just about everything is dependant on the DCOM Server Launcher (DcomLaunch) since it's inclusion in Win XP SP2....
If DCOM Server Launch doesn't start in Vista.. the computer will reboot to try to get it started.
DCOMLaunch in Vista is the service that starts practically all other services required for Vista to function.
here's a list of services dependent on DCOMLaunch:
Network Location Awareness, IP Helper, Performance Logs & Alerts, Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), Base Filtering System, Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar, Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider, Windows Installer, Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
, Windows Firewall, Extensible Authentication Protocol, Remote Access Auto Connection Manager, Windows Media Center Receiver Service, Parental Controls, Protected Storage, Tablet PC Input Service, Windows Management Instrumentation, Windows Audio, DFS Replication, Security Accounts Manager, Quality Windows Audio Video Experience, COM+ Event System, System Event Notification Service, Offline Files, Wired AutoConfig, Routing and Remote Access, Fax , Group Policy Client, Windows Media Center Scheduler Service, IKE and AuthIP Ipsec Keying Modules, SL UI Notification Service, Windows Defender, Software Licensing, Security Center, Telephony, Server, Function Discovery Resource Publication, Terminal Services UserMode Port Redirector, PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator, Windows Backup, WLAN AutoConfig, Network List Service, Volume Shadow Copy, Superfetch, Windows Search, Remote Registry, Certificate Propagation, CNG Key Isolation, Shell Hardware Detection, Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Computer Browser, Health Key and Certificate Management, Windows Color System, COM+ System Application, Windows Update, Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper, Distributed Transaction Coordinator, Network Access Protection Agent, Program Compatibility Assistant Service, Windows Remote Management (WS-Management), Windows Media Center Extender Service, IPsec Policy Agent, Windows Media Center Service Launcher, ReadyBoost, Function Discovery Provider Host, Smart Card Removal Policy, Application Information, Terminal Services, Virtual Disk, Network Connections, Task Scheduler, Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), Cryptographic Services, Print Spooler, Distributed Link Tracking Client, KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator, User Profile Service, Portable Device Enumerator Service, Terminal Services Configuration
here's a handy link to the services in Windows Vista: Windows Services