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Network Location Awareness - Windows 10 Service

Collects and stores configuration information for the network and notifies programs when this information is modified. If this service is stopped, configuration information might be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Network Location Awareness
Service name:NlaSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%WinDir%\System32\nlasvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Network Location Awareness service is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Network Location Awareness fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NlaSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Network Location Awareness is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

If Network Location Awareness is stopped, the Network List Service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Location Awareness

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkLocationAwarenessWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the nlasvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.