DISM commands can help check and repair your corrupted system files and some potential issues, but some users receive the “DISM error 1726 the remote procedure call failed” message when they use the tool. To get rid of this error, this article on MiniTool Website will give you a step-by-step guide.

DISM Error 1726 “The Remote Procedure Call Failed”

DISM, standing for Deployment Image Service and Management, is a built-in command-line tool, used to scan and restore potential issues within windows that may impact an operating system.

When people run the DISM command – DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth – to fix some system-related issues, some of them will encounter DISM errors for some reason. Recently, the remote procedure call failed error is one of the commonly reported issues that people are struggling with.

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So, why does this DISM failure happen to you?

According to what users reported about this error, we conclude its possible reasons as the following.

  1. Third-party software conflicts. If you have downloaded and installed any third-party antivirus programs, some aggressive features may interrupt the DISM operation.
  2. Pending corruption repair. If your system has intrinsic corruptions in it, the DISM command won’t work normally.
  3. Disabled Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. You’d better check the service and change its startup type.

Back Up Your Data in Advance

As you can see, the DISM error 1726 can be triggered by multiple reasons and when it happens, your DISM will go into malfunction and even more severe issues can be accompanied by that. We strongly recommend backing up your system in advance so that you can quickly recover the system when something wrong happens.

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Step 1: Open the program and click Keep Trial to have a 30-day free trial.

Step 2: Go to the Backup tab where the system-included part has been chosen and you just need to select your backup destination. After that, click Backup Up Now to start the process.

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Now, you can go to the next part to learn some methods to fix the DISM error 1726.

How to Fix the DISM Error 1726?

Fix 1: Change Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service Settings

In most situations, the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth error 1726 occurs because of the disabled related service – Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. You can fix DISM error 1726 by changing the startup type of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service.

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Win + R keys and input services.msc to enter the Services window.

Step 2: Scroll down to locate and right-click on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service and then choose Properties.

right-click on Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Step 3: In the General tab, make sure the Startup type option is Automatic. If not, change it and choose Apply and OK to save your choice.

set Startup type as Automatic

Then you can restart your computer and check if the error is still there.

Fix 2: Modify the RpcSs Registry Key

Another method to enable the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is via Registry Editor. If the last fix can’t work, you can try this one.

But be careful, the registry editor is quite an important component for normal system operation, so you’d better back up your registry first to avoid any mistaken deletion. For details, you can refer to this post: How to Backup and Restore Registry in Windows 10.

Step 1: Open Run and input regedit to enter Registry Editor.

Step 2: Go to the following registry key by using the left panel.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ RpcSs

locate RpcSs

Step 3: Select RpcSs and double-click Start from the right panel to type 2 in Value data and click OK to save it.

input 2

After that, you can close the window and try the DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command to check if the error 1726 persists.

Fix 3: Temporarily Disable the Windows Search Service

Some users find that the remote procedure call failed error can be fixed by disabling the Windows Search service. This service, sometimes, may interrupt the normal function of the DISM process, so you can try to temporarily disable the service.

Step 1: Open Run and input services.msc to enter.

Step 2: Locate and double-click on Windows Search and then in the General tab, choose Stop to disable the service temporarily.

click Stop

You can go running the DISM command again; if the error is triggered by the Windows Search service, then the error can be fixed. After the DISM scan, you can restart the Windows Search service.

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Fix 4: Update Windows

Besides, it is important to keep your Windows up to date. If you have a long time of ignoring the update demands, some tools may go wrong and can’t work. So, you can update Windows by the following steps.

Step 1: Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

Step 2: Click Check for updates and Windows will automatically check for available ones and download and install it.

click Check for updates

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Bottom Line:

How to get rid of the “DISM error 1726 the remote procedure call failed” message? This article has listed a bunch of methods to help you resolve this issue. Besides, we still highly recommend you use MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up your important data in case of data loss.

If you have encountered any issues when using MiniTool ShadowMaker, you can leave a message in the following comment zone and we will reply as soon as possible. If you need any help when using MiniTool software, you may contact us via [email protected].

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