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Network Location Awareness - Windows 7 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 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

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

Default Behavior

The Network Location Awareness service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Network Location Awareness fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NlaSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Network Location Awareness will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If the Network Location Awareness is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Location Awareness

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkLocationAwarenessWindows7.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 svchost.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.