Network List Service (netprofm) Defaults in Windows 8

Identifies the networks to which the computer has connected, collects and stores properties for these networks, and notifies applications when these properties change.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Network List Service
Service name:netprofm
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\netprofmsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\netprofm
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

Network List Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Network List Service is started, it runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Network List 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 netprofm service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

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

All the services listed below will not start if Network List Service is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Network List Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Network List Service depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config netprofm start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

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