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Remote Access Auto Connection Manager - Windows 8 Service

Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.

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:Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Service name:RasAuto
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\rasauto.dll
Error control:normal
Object:localSystem
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service runs as localSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Remote Access Auto Connection Manager fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the RasAuto service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Remote Access Auto Connection Manager won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Remote Access Auto Connection Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteAccessAutoConnectionManagerWindows8.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 rasauto.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.