Network Connectivity Assistant (NcaSvc) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Provides DirectAccess status notification for UI components.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Network Connectivity Assistant
Service name:NcaSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetSvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\ncasvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NcaSvc
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege

Default Behavior

Network Connectivity Assistant is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Network Connectivity Assistant service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Network Connectivity Assistant 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 NcaSvc service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Network Connectivity Assistant can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Network Connectivity Assistant

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

2. Save the Win8_NcaSvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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