Manages objects in the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder, in which you can view both local area network and remote connections.
Note disabling this service will have certain side effects:
- The Connections folder will not contain any connections, thus preventing dial-out access and configuration of new or existing connections.
- The connection icon in the systray will disappear.
- Network Location-aware Group Policies will not be available through this service.
- Events created from media connects and disconnects will not be made.
- Internet Connection Sharing will not function.
- Manual, if on a simple network or using dialup.
- Win8/Win7/Vista: svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted (Netman)
- WinXP/Win2k3/Win2k: svchost.exe -k netsvcs (Netman)
- Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) (Vista+)