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Network Location Awareness - Windows Vista 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 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate 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

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.

Dependencies

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.

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Location Awareness

Automated Restore

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.