How to Disable a Remote Access Connection Manager

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How to Disable a Remote Access Connection Manager
Disable Remote Access Connection Manager to keep others from accessing your computer. (eurolan 15 image by Nathalie P from

Remote Access Connection Manager handles requests from remote computers wanting to access your system for file sharing, assistance and other tasks. The program checks its permission file and grants access to the remote computers. Remote Access Connection Manager is not perfect and may not block all unauthorised users. You can disable Remote Access Connection Manager so unwanted remote computers cannot access your system. When the program is no longer active, even authorised remote computers can't access your system.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start," "Control Panel." Double-click the "Administrative Tools" icon, if using Windows XP.

    If using Windows 7, click "Start," "Control Panel" and "System & Security."

    If using Windows Vista, click "Start," "Control Panel" and "System Maintenance."

  2. 2

    Click the "Services" icon. The Services (Local) dialogue box will open. Scroll down and double-click "Remote Access Connection Manager."

  3. 3

    Click the down arrow next to "Startup Type:" and select "Disabled." Click "Stop" under the Service Status heading.

  4. 4

    Click "Apply," "OK." Remote Access Connection Manager is now disabled on your system.

    Click the "X" in the right corner of your screen to close the Services (Local) dialogue box.

Tips and warnings

  • Remote Access Connection Manager can also be disabled via the command line. Click "Start," "Run." Type "cmd" in the "Open:" box. Click "OK," if using Windows XP. If using Windows Vista or 7, click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories" and "Command Prompt." Type "sc stop rasman & sc config rasman start= disabled" at the "C:\" command prompt. Press "Enter" or "Return" on your computer's keyboard. Type "exit," then press "Enter" or "Return" to return to Windows.

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