Fix: The Remote Procedure Call Failed, while making PIN as Sign-in Option

Few days back, we told you about the Remote Procedure Call RPC failed error for Windows Store Apps in Windows 8. As we mentioned, there could be various scenarios when you can came around this error. Today, in this article, we’ll talk about one such scenario. Actually, when we tried to set up PIN sign-in feature in Windows 8.1, we got stuck by this error.

The Remote Procedure Call Failed

remote procedure call failed

As it is already evident the RPC failed error is resultant of incorrect registry entries. This particular issue can be fixed; if we have started the RPC service in Automatic mode which is delayed. But the issue is that when we try to change the Startup type of this service in Services window, the option is greyed out (see the screenshot below).


So to sort out the issue, we’ve have to again rely upon the manipulation of registry entries. Here is how you can fix it:

Can’t Set Up PIN As Sign-in Option Due To RPC Failed Error

1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

REGEDIT Fix: The Remote Procedure Call Failed error for Windows Store apps

2. Navigate to the following location:



3. From the left pane, take the ownership of RpcSs key and make sure you have full control on this key. Now in the right pane of this location, make sure the DWORD named Start exists and it have a Value data of 2. In the same right pane, create a new DWORD named DelayedAutostart using right click -> New -> DWORD Value.


4. Finally, make a double click on the DWORD so created, modify its Value data to 1:


You may now click the Registry Editor and reboot the machine, the error should be fixed by now.

Hope this helps!

See this if you receive The remote procedure call failed error while using DISM.

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.

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