What is the Network Connections (Netman) service?

An explanation of the Network Connections (Netman) service in Windows 7.

What does the Network Connections (Netman) service do?

The Network Connections (Netman) service manages your ability to see network connections. For example, the network icon next to the time at the bottom right of your desktop is managed by the Netman service.

Network Connections (Netman) service details

  • Service name: Netman
  • Description: Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Network Connections (Netman) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the Netman service to run.

Should I disable the Network Connections (Netman) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the Netman service alone. If it’s disabled Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) won’t work and you won’t be able to see the status of your networks in the taskbar.

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