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Network Connections

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netman
Display Name: Network Connections

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

Additional Information

Required for managing network connectivity. Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) also requires this service to be enabled.

This service in conjunction with Network List Service and Network Location Awareness enables status of network connections in the system tray.

Note: If this service is disabled, you will no longer see the system tray icon (lower right) displayed, even for modem connections. Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network drives.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual (Started) Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netman
Display Name: Network Connections

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Network Connections needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Connections to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

Additional Information

Required for managing network connectivity. Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) also requires this service to be enabled.

Note: While disabling this service, you will no longer see the system tray icon (lower right) displayed, even for modem connections. Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network drives.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Vista Home Premium Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Vista Business Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Vista Ultimate Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
Vista Enterprise Manual (Started) Manual (Started) Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netman
Display Name: Network Connections

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Network Connections needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Connections to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

Additional Information

Required for managing network connectivity. Set to disabled if you have no network or you do not toy with the configurations a lot. If your internet connectivity no longer operates after disabling this function, set it back to Automatic. Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) also requires this service to be enabled.

Note: While disabling this service, you will no longer see the system tray icon (lower right) displayed, even for modem connections. Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network drives.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netman
Display Name: Network Connections

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account (Allow service to interact with desktop)

Dependencies

What service Network Connections needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Connections to function properly:

Windows XP

Default Description

Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.

Additional Information

Required for managing network connectivity. Set to disabled if you have no network or you do not toy with the configurations a lot. If your internet connectivity no longer operates after disabling this function, set it back to Automatic. Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) also requires this service to be enabled.

Note: While disabling this service, you will no longer see the system tray icon (lower right) displayed, even for modem connections. Connectivity, however, still exists even on incoming shared network drives.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
XP Pro ? ? Manual (Started) Manual (Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Manual (Started) Manual (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netman
Display Name: Network Connections

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account (Allow service to interact with desktop)

Dependencies

What service Network Connections needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Connections to function properly:

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