What is the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service?

An explanation of the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service in Windows 7.

What does the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service do?

The Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service is used by some DSL providers and dial-up modems to connect to the internet.

Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service details

  • Service name: RasAuto
  • Description: Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service?

Your computer does need the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Service to run.

Should I disable the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; it would be safe to disable the Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Service if you are not using DSL or dial-up to connect to the Internet.

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