Remote Access Auto Connection Driver (RasAcd) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Remote Access Auto Connection Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Access Auto Connection Driver
Service name:RasAcd
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Streams Drivers
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\DRIVERS\rasacd.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAcd

Default Behavior

Remote Access Auto Connection Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Remote Access Auto Connection Driver 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 RasAcd service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

If Remote Access Auto Connection Driver is stopped, the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Access Auto Connection Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config RasAcd start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RasAcd service is using the rasacd.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.