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Network Connections - Windows 8 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, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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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 of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Network Connections fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Netman service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Network Connections won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Connections

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkConnectionsWindows8.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.

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 8 installation media.