Downloaded Maps Manager (MapsBroker) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Windows service for application access to downloaded maps. This service is started on-demand by application accessing downloaded maps. Disabling this service will prevent apps from accessing maps.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Downloaded Maps Manager
Service name:MapsBroker
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Group:NetworkService
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\moshost.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MapsBroker
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseWorkingSetPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege

Default Behavior

Downloaded Maps Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Downloaded Maps Manager service is running as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in its own process of svchost.exe. If Downloaded Maps Manager fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the MapsBroker service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Downloaded Maps Manager cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Downloaded Maps Manager

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_MapsBroker_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The MapsBroker service is using the moshost.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.