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Vista's Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Service

Services As described by Microsoft, “The Remote Access Auto Connection Manager service maps and maintains network addresses to connection destinations. This allows a destination to be automatically dialed from a program or from the command prompt. A network address can be an Internet host name, an Internet Protocol (IP) address, or a NetBIOS server name.” Though this description doesn’t make it clear under which circumstances the service is required, it is set to manual by default, so it will only be called when required, and based on the number of Google hits surrounding startup issues, it may be required often for some users.

Display Name:
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
Service Name:
RasAuto
Process Name:
svchost.exe
Description:
Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.
Path to Executable:
%windir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Default Startup:
  • Home Basic: Manual
  • Home Premium: Manual
  • Business: Manual
  • Enterprise: Manual
  • Ultimate: Manual
Log On As:
Local System Account
Desktop Interaction:
No
Depends On:
  • Remote Access Connection Manager
    • Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
    • Telephony
      • Plug and Play
      • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
        • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • Telephony
    • Plug and Play
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
      • DCOM Server Process Launcher
Required For:
None
Memory:
N/A
CPU:
N/A
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