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Remote Access 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: RasMan

Executable Name: svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Remote Access Connection Manager service manages dial-up and VPN connections from your computer to the Internet or other remote networks. When you double-click a connection in Network Connections in Control Panel and then click Connect, the Remote Access Connection Manager service dials the connection (or sends a VPN connection request) and handles subsequent negotiations with the remote access server in order to set up the connection.

This service will stop when there are no further requests pending. Network Connections calls on this service to enumerate the set of connections and to display the status of each one. Therefore, except for the case in which there are no connections in Network Connections, the Remote Access Connection Manager service is always able to start.

If this service is stopped or disabled, the computer cannot make dial-up or VPN connections to a remote network, nor accept incoming connections. In addition, Network Connections will not display VPN or dial-up or connections. Any operating system components that depend on this service will fail to operate properly.

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 Procedure Call (RPC)


The following system components depend on this service:

Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

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