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Services Utility: Network Connections Service

Display Name (?): Network Connections
Short Name (?): Netman
Executable (?): netman.dll
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Supports (?): Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Description (?): Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.
OS (?): 2000 Professional, XP Home/Professional, Vista Home/Business, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The network connections service provides dial-up access, XP firewall services, VPN access, Internet Connection Sharing abilities, the network connections folder and the network tray icons. This service isn't required for normal usage, and it isn't required by anything but those features. So if you're on a LAN connection (such as a cable modem) then you could disable this service. For dial-up connections, including VPN, DUN or PPPoE, you may be able to stop this service after it has started, but it's not worth it. However, for normal computer usage this service should be set to automatic. If the computer is not on a network then this service can safely be set to manual, or possibly to disabled. If you are using any of the above features then this will have to be running.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.