Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Vista Service Details
Remote procedure calls. Just about everything requires this.
Serves as the endpoint mapper and COM Service Control Manager. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services will not function properly.
Consequences of Stopping:
Your computer will be totally hosed.
All services listed in 'Required For' will be unable to function
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, 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, COM+ Event System, Quality Windows Audio Video Experience, Security Accounts Manager, System Event Notification Service, Wired AutoConfig, Offline Files, 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, Windows Update, COM+ System Application, Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper, Network Access Protection Agent, Distributed Transaction Coordinator, Program Compatibility Assistant Service, Windows Remote Management (WS-Management), Windows Media Center Extender Service, Windows Media Center Service Launcher, IPsec Policy Agent, Smart Card Removal Policy, Function Discovery Provider Host, ReadyBoost, Application Information, Terminal Services, Virtual Disk, Network Connections, Task Scheduler, Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), Cryptographic Services, Print Spooler, Distributed Link Tracking Client, User Profile Service, KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator, Portable Device Enumerator Service, Terminal Services Configuration