Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

Remote Access Auto Connection Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager 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 Remote Access Auto Connection Manager 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 RasAuto service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

Remote Access Auto Connection Manager is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Access Auto Connection Manager

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_RasAuto_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The RasAuto service is using the rasauto.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.