Description:Identifies the networks to which the computer has connected, collects and stores properties for these networks, and notifies applications when these properties change.
Note disabling this service will have certain side effects:
- "Network and Sharing Center" will not be able to detect the status of the network.
- The connection icon in the system tray will not be able to display the network connection status.
- Win8/Win7 - Manual
- Vista - Automatic
- svchost.exe -k LocalService (netprofm)
- SL UI Notification Service (Vista only)
- HomeGroup Provider (Win7+)
- Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup (Win8+)
Updated: 13 December 2012