The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) performs a vital task when it comes to computer systems running in a network. A program executed on one computer can request services from a program located on a different device through this procedure. To be more specific, RPC is the Service Control Manager for COM and DCOM servers. If the service is disabled or is not working properly, programs using COM or DCOM will not be able to function normally.
The most probable cause for the appearance of 'The remote procedure call failed and did not execute' error is when RPC has been disabled. To check if this is the case, users will have to open the Run dialog box by pressing the Win + R keys simultaneously. In the window that appears, write 'services.msc' and then press Enter. Don't be intimidated by the Services window that will appear, simply scroll down until you find 'Remote Procedure Call (RPC).' Right-click it and select 'Properties.' Here, if the startup type is not already set to Automatic, users will have to do it themselves by first clicking on 'Start' and 'Apply' to save the changes. The same procedure will have to be repeated for two more services - 'DCOM Server Process Launcher service' and 'RPC Locator.' The only difference is that for 'RPC Locator,' the startup type must be set to 'Manual.'
Users encountering 'The remote procedure call failed and did not execute' error also could try the Windows 10 built-in troubleshooter feature. Open Settings, type 'troubleshoot,' and then select it from the list of results. Now, out of the different options, find and run the 'Windows Store Apps' troubleshooter located under 'Find and fix other problems'.
Another possible solution for the 'The remote procedure call failed and did not execute' error is to fix any missing or corrupted systems files by running the System File Checker tool. First, however, users will have to start Command Prompt with elevated privileges. To do so, open Settings, type' command prompt,' then right-click it from the list of results and select 'Run as administrator.' With Command Prompt now having administrator privileges, type the 'sfc /scannow' command in it and press Enter. If everything is running properly, System File Checker should initiate and it may take some time for the process to complete.