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Network Location Awareness - Windows 8 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, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise 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 runs 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 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NlaSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Network Location Awareness won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

The following services are unable to start if Network Location Awareness is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Location Awareness

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkLocationAwarenessWindows8.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 nlasvc.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.