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Network Connections - Windows Vista 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, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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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

Default Behavior

Network Connections logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Network Connections fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Netman service has failed to start. At least one service depends on Network Connections. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.

Dependencies

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

If 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkConnectionsWindowsVista.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 Vista installation media.