5.20 Ensure 'Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (RasAuto)' is set to 'Disabled'

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Creates a connection to a remote network whenever a program references a remote DNS or NetBIOS name or address.

The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled.


The function of this service is to provide a 'demand dial' type of functionality. In a high security environment, it is preferred that any remote 'dial' connections (whether they be legacy dial-in POTS or VPN) are initiated by the user, not automatically by the system.


'Dial on demand' functionality will no longer operate - remote dial-in (POTS) and VPN connections must be initiated manually by the user.


To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to: Disabled.

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Remote Access Auto Connection Manager

Default Value:


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