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 Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Network Location Awareness|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService|
Network Location Awareness logs on as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Network Location Awareness fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NlaSvc service has failed to start. At least one service depends on Network Location Awareness. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.
Network Location Awareness won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:
If Network Location Awareness is stopped, the Network List Service fails to start and initialize.
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreNetworkLocationAwarenessWindowsVista.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 Vista installation media.