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
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MapsBroker
  • 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.


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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Downloaded Maps Manager

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Downloaded Maps Manager 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 commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config MapsBroker start= auto
sc start MapsBroker

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MapsBroker service is using the moshost.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.