Manages dial-up and virtual private network (VPN) connections from your computer to the Internet or other remote networks. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Remote Access Connection Manager|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
Remote Access Connection Manager logs on as localSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Remote Access Connection Manager 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 RasMan service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 3 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).
Remote Access Connection Manager will not start, if the Telephony service is stopped or disabled.
If the Remote Access Connection Manager is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreRemoteAccessConnectionManagerWindowsVista.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
rasmans.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.