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Network Connections - Windows 7 Service

Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Network Connections
Service name:Netman
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\netman.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Network Connections service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Network Connections fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Netman service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Network Connections will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If the Network Connections is stopped, the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Connections

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkConnectionsWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the netman.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.