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Network Connections - Windows XP 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 Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Network Connections
Service name:Netman
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\netman.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

If the Network Connections fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP 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 Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Connections

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.