Remote Access Connection Manager (RasMan) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Manages dial-up and virtual private network (VPN) connections from your computer to the Internet or other remote networks. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Access Connection Manager
Service name:RasMan
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\rasmans.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

Default Behavior

Remote Access Connection Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Remote Access Connection Manager service is started, it is running as localSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Remote Access Connection 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 RasMan service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Remote Access Connection Manager cannot be started under any conditions, if the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service is disabled.

While Remote Access Connection Manager is stopped, the Routing and Remote Access service cannot be launched.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Access Connection Manager

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_RasMan_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The RasMan service is using the rasmans.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.