Remote Access Connection Manager (RasMan) Service Defaults in Windows 7

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 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. When the Remote Access 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 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 RasMan service is not running because of the error.

Dependencies

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

If Remote Access Connection Manager is stopped, the following services cannot start:

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

sc config RasMan start= demand

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 7 installation media.