Windows Location Framework Service (lfsvc) Defaults in Windows 8

This services monitors the current location of the system and manages geo-fences (a geographical location with associated events). If you turn off this service, applications will be unable to use or receive notifications for geo-fences.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Location Framework Service
Service name:lfsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\GeofenceMonitorService.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lfsvc
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Windows Location Framework Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Windows Location Framework Service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Windows Location Framework Service fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the lfsvc service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Windows Location Framework Service can't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled or not available.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Location Framework Service

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_lfsvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The lfsvc service is using the GeofenceMonitorService.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.