Windows XP Services

Remote Access Connection Manager - Windows XP Service

Creates a network connection.

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:Remote Access Connection Manager
Service name:RasMan
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Remote Access Connection Manager service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares the executable file with other services. If the Remote Access Connection Manager 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 RasMan service has failed to start.


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:

Restore Default Startup Type of Remote Access Connection Manager

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemoteAccessConnectionManagerWindowsXP.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 rasmans.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.

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