Remote Access Connection Manager (RasMan) Service Defaults in Windows 8

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 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Remote Access Connection Manager service is started, it runs as localSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Remote Access Connection Manager fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the RasMan service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Remote Access Connection Manager can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

All the services listed below will not start if Remote Access Connection Manager is disabled:

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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.