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Routing and Remote Access (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: NtmsSvc

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Routing and Remote Access service provides multiprotocol LAN-to-LAN, LAN-to-WAN, VPN, and network address translation (NAT) routing services. In addition, Routing and Remote Access also provides dial-up and VPN remote access services.

The Routing and Remote Access service (note capitalization) replaces the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) and Remote Access Service (RAS) features from Windows NT 4.0. The Routing and Remote Access service is a single, integrated service that terminates connections from either dial-up or VPN clients or that provides routing (IP, IPX, and Services for Macintosh), or both. With the Routing and Remote Access service, your server can function as a remote access server, a VPN server, a gateway, or a branch-office router.

From a routing perspective, the Routing and Remote Access service supports the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) routing protocols, and controls the routing tables for the TCP/IP stack-forwarding engine.

If this service is stopped or disabled, the remote access server cannot accept incoming RAS, VPN, or demand-dial connections, and routing protocols are not received or transmitted.

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: Disabled

Service status: Stopped

This service depends on the following system components:

NetBIOS Group

NetBIOS Interface

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

The following system components depend on this service:

None

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