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Services Utility: Routing and Remote Access Service

Display Name (?): Routing and Remote Access
Short Name (?): RemoteAccess
Executable (?): svchost.exe
Library (?): mprdim.dll
Depends On (?): Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.
OS (?): NT4 Workstation, 2000 Professional, XP Home/Professional, Vista Home/Business, NT4 Server, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The routing and remote access service allows you to set up dial-up and virtual private network (VPN) features from your Windows computer. This means that you can allow people to either dial-in and use internet or intranet resources, or enter through a VPN over the Internet so that the remote computer can use the Internet as if it was on the network of the VPN server. These are mainly used on corporate networks to bypass security protocols implemented through firewalls, but this service can be used by home users as well. If you use these features I would suggest setting this service to automatic, and if you don't use them then I suggest disabling this service.

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