This services monitors the current location of the system and manages geo-fences (a geographical location with associated events). If you turn off this service, applications will be unable to use or receive notifications for geo-fences.
This service also exists in Windows 10.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Windows Location Framework Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Windows Location Framework Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Location Framework Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the lfsvc service has failed to start.
Windows Location Framework Service won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWindowsLocationFrameworkServiceWindows8.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.
Note. Make sure that the
GeofenceMonitorService.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.