The Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service detects unsuccessful attempts to connect to a remote network or computer, and it provides alternative methods for connection. When a program fails in an attempt to reference a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address or when network access is unavailable, the service displays a dialog box that allows you to make a dial-up or VPN connection to the remote computer.
The Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service maintains a local database of connections that were previously used to reach named computers or shared folders. When the service detects an unsuccessful attempt to reach a remote computer or shared folder, it offers to dial the connection that was last used to reach this remote device. It is started automatically on an as-needed basis. If you disable the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service, you must manually establish connections to remote computers when you want to access them.
This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual.
When the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.
The Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service is dependent on the following system components:
- Remote Access Auto Connection Driver
- Remote Access Connection Manager
- Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
- Plug and Play
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- DCOM Server Process Launcher
- RPC Endpoint Mapper