What is the DCOM Server Process Launcher (DcomLaunch) service?

An explanation of the DCOM Server Process Launcher (DcomLaunch) service in Windows 7.

What does the DCOM Server Process Launcher (DcomLaunch) service do?

The cryptographic service confirms signatures of Windows files.

DCOM Server Process Launcher (DcomLaunch) service details

  • Service name: DcomLaunch
  • 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.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
  • Startup type: Automatic

Does my computer need the DCOM Server Process Launcher (DcomLaunch) service?

Yes. If you disable this service some programs will stop working.

Should I disable the DCOM Server Process Launcher (DcomLaunch) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the DcomLaunch service running.

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