Vasek -- Thanks for the much improved google search criteria vs the one I used but still didn't see anything that can help me (as a very experienced user but not windows expert).
Leonardo -- I saw some of the linked posts from your note when I did an initial search here but again they seem related to a bug that was fixed in jv16 2010 - right? And to answer your question I did find the sys information/services tool and it shows Remote Procedure Call (RPC) as Running and in Auto start mode. Is that what you are asking about?
I don't see a way to switch it on or off easily and not sure if I would want to try that even if I could ... I'm just trying to first verify its not a jv16 problem and as that seems to be the case, determine if I should be concerned about the 1722 error / what to do about it etc. Thanks again to you both ... TGH