Net.Pipe Listener Adapter

The Net.Pipe Listener Adapter (NetPipeActivator) service receives activation requests over the net.pipe protocol and passes them to the Windows Process Activation Service.

This service is not installed by default. It can be added by using the Turn Windows Features on or off option in the Control Panel. After it is installed, its default startup type is Automatic. When the Net.Pipe Listener Adapter service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local Service account.

The Net.Pipe Listener Adapter service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Windows Process Activation Service
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper