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Network Location Awareness Service

The Network Location Awareness Service component supports the Network Location Service. This component provides the infrastructure that informs applications and the operating system of the network connections on a specific computer and to adapt to that computer's connectivity. This component implements the NS_NLA Windows Sockets namespace.

This component allows applications to enumerate network connections, obtain information about each connection, and request notification when the connections change. The connection information provides important networking data, such as the connection speed and connection type.


There are no services associated with this component.

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