For many personal reasons I'd like to turn of RPC on windows xp pro. Is there any way to do it? I know there's a way, but I can't find one. Help is very appreciated
control panel/admin tools /services ,mine is set to manual,not sure what will happen if anything ,if you turn it off .
Entirely disabling the RPC service will pretty much render the local machine useless. The RPC service should be set to "Automatic", and the RPC Locator service should be set to "Manual".
Network exploits involving RPC are a different story- you should take steps to secure [search]vulnerable RPC ports[/search].
I figured out a way to turn it off in the with registry file. I have to disable it for a number of reasons, but thanks anyways.