Remote Access Connection Manager

The Remote Access Connection Manager (RasMan) service manages dial-up and VPN connections from the computer to the Internet or other remote networks. When you double-click a connection in the Network Connections folder and then click the Connect button, the Remote Access Connection Manager service dials the connection or sends a VPN connection request. It then handles subsequent negotiations with the remote access server to set up the connection.

The Remote Access Connection Manager service is inactive when no requests are pending. The Network Connections folder calls this service to enumerate the set of connections and to display the status of each one.

If the Remote Access Connection Manager service stops or if you disable it, the computer cannot make dial-up or VPN connections to a remote network or accept inbound connection requests. Also, the Network Connections folder does not display any VPN or dial-up connections, and the Internet Options Control Panel does not allow the user to configure any options that pertain to dial-up or VPN connections.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual.

When he Remote Access Connection Manager service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local System account.

The Remote Access Connection Manager service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
  • Telephony
  • Plug and Play
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper

The following system components are dependent upon the Remote Access Connection Manager service:

  • Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
  • Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
  • Routing and Remote Access