Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Service Name: RasAuto
Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Log On As: LocalSystem
Description: The Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or network BIOS (NetBIOS) name or address. This service (sometimes called the autodial service) detects an attempt to resolve the name of a remote computer or shared folder, or an unsuccessful attempt to send packets to a remote computer or shared folder. The service is activated only when there is no network access. In that case, the service brings up a dialog box that offers to make a dial-up or VPN connection to the remote computer.
To assist users, the service maintains a local database of connections that were used in the past to reach named computers or shared folders. When the service detects an unsuccessful attempt to reach a remote computer or shared folder, this service will offer to dial the connection that was last used to reach this remote device.
|Windows Product Activation will start both this service and the Telephony service when you do the product activation for any Windows XP or Windows Server operating system.|
If this service is stopped or disabled, you need to manually set up connections to remote computers.
Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.
Installed through: Default operating system installation
Startup type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
This service depends on the following system components:
Plug and Play
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
The following system components depend on this service: None