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:
Windows 10 Home 1507Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1507Manual
Windows 10 Education 1507Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507Manual
Windows 10 Home 1511Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1511Manual
Windows 10 Education 1511Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511Manual
Windows 10 Home 1607Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1607Manual
Windows 10 Education 1607Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Manual
Windows 10 Home 1703Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1703Manual
Windows 10 Education 1703Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Manual
Windows 10 Home 1709Automatic
Windows 10 Pro 1709Automatic
Windows 10 Education 1709Automatic
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709Automatic
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
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

Remote Access Connection Manager is a Win32 service. It is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it in Windows 10 Home 1507, Windows 10 Pro 1507, Windows 10 Education 1507, Windows 10 Enterprise 1507, Windows 10 Home 1511, Windows 10 Pro 1511, Windows 10 Education 1511, Windows 10 Enterprise 1511, Windows 10 Home 1607, Windows 10 Pro 1607, Windows 10 Education 1607, Windows 10 Enterprise 1607, Windows 10 Home 1703, Windows 10 Pro 1703, Windows 10 Education 1703, Windows 10 Enterprise 1703. This service is starting automatically when the operating system starts in Windows 10 Home 1709, Windows 10 Pro 1709, Windows 10 Education 1709, Windows 10 Enterprise 1709. 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

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Remote Access Connection Manager depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Depending on the version of your operating system, copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER.

For Windows 10 1507 Home, Windows 10 1507 Pro, Windows 10 1507 Education, Windows 10 1507 Enterprise, Windows 10 1511 Home, Windows 10 1511 Pro, Windows 10 1511 Education, Windows 10 1511 Enterprise, Windows 10 1607 Home, Windows 10 1607 Pro, Windows 10 1607 Education, Windows 10 1607 Enterprise, Windows 10 1703 Home, Windows 10 1703 Pro, Windows 10 1703 Education, Windows 10 1703 Enterprise:
sc config RasMan start= demand

For Windows 10 1709 Home, Windows 10 1709 Pro, Windows 10 1709 Education, Windows 10 1709 Enterprise:
sc config RasMan start= auto
sc start RasMan

3. Close the command window and 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.