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.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Network Location Awareness|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService|
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.
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:
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.