Black Viper
Black Viper

Routing and Remote Access

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteAccess
Display Name: Routing and Remote Access

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.

Additional Information

Allows computers to dial in to the local computer through a modem (or other devices) to access the local network using a standard or VPN connection.

If you use an external hardware firewall/gateway/router between your computer and the internet, do not use IPsec (VPN tunneling, etc) and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), then this service and the following group of services can be disabled:

I highly recommend that you do not disable the Windows Firewall unless you use a different software firewall or external hardware solution, but the services listed above are all involved with each other.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Disabled Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Disabled Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Disabled Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Professional Disabled Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Disabled Not Installed (Automatic, Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Disabled Not Installed (Automatic, Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteAccess
Display Name: Routing and Remote Access

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Routing and Remote Access needs to function properly:

What other service require Routing and Remote Access to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.

Additional Information

Allows computers to dial in to the local computer through a modem (or other devices) to access the local network using a standard or VPN connection.

If you use an external hardware firewall/gateway/router between your computer and the internet, do not use IPsec (VPN tunneling, etc) and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), then this service and the following group of services can be disabled:

I highly recommend that you do not disable the Windows Firewall unless you use a different software firewall or external hardware solution, but the services listed above are all involved with each other.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Disabled Disabled Disabled
Vista Home Premium Disabled Disabled Disabled
Vista Business Disabled Disabled Disabled
Vista Ultimate Disabled Disabled Disabled
Vista Enterprise Disabled Disabled Disabled

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteAccess
Display Name: Routing and Remote Access

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Routing and Remote Access needs to function properly:

What other service require Routing and Remote Access to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.

Additional Information

Allows computers to dial in to the local computer through a modem (or other devices) to access the local network using a standard or VPN connection. Unless you require this functionality, disable it for security reasons. Upon enabling this service, “Incoming Connections” icon will be available in the “Network Connections” control panel. After the installation of Service Pack 2, this service is set from Manual to Disabled by default.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 Manual Manual Disabled

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteAccess
Display Name: Routing and Remote Access

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Routing and Remote Access needs to function properly:

What other service require Routing and Remote Access to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments.

Additional Information

Allows computers to dial in to the local computer through a modem (or other devices) to access the local network using a standard or VPN connection. Unless you require this functionality, disable it for security reasons. Upon enabling this service, “Incoming Connections” icon will be available in the “Network Connections” control panel. After the installation of Service Pack 2 or 3, this service is set from Manual to Disabled by default on Windows XP Pro.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Disabled Disabled
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Disabled Disabled
XP Pro ? ? Disabled Disabled
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Disabled Disabled

Service Names

Service Name (registry): RemoteAccess
Display Name: Routing and Remote Access

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Routing and Remote Access needs to function properly:

What other service require Routing and Remote Access to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

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