Network Connections (Netman) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Network Connections
Service name:Netman
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\netman.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

Network Connections is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Network Connections service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other system components, such as drivers and services, may run in the same process. If Network Connections fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the Netman service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Network Connections is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

If Network Connections is stopped, the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Network Connections

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

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Netman start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Netman service is using the netman.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 7 installation media.