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

Creates a network connection.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Remote Access Connection Manager
Service name:RasMan
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan

Default Behavior

Remote Access Connection Manager is a Win32 service. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. When the Remote Access Connection Manager service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services and drivers are allowed to run in the same process. If the Remote Access Connection Manager fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the RasMan service has failed to start.


Remote Access Connection Manager depends on the Telephony service.

The following components depend on Remote Access Connection Manager:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Access Connection Manager

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

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. 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 XP installation media.