Network Location Awareness

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NlaSvc
Display Name: Network Location Awareness

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

This service in conjunction with Network List Service and Network Connections enables status of network connections in the system tray.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NlaSvc
Display Name: Network Location Awareness

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service Network Location Awareness needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Location Awareness to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

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.

Additional Information

Since both the Network List Service and SL UI Notification Service require this service to be active, none of them should be disabled. It has been reported to me that Real Player may require this service, otherwise it will stall. It has also been reported to me that Windows Live OneCare firewall requires this service.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Business Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): NlaSvc
Display Name: Network Location Awareness

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service Network Location Awareness needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Location Awareness to function properly:

Additional Reading

None at this time.