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

Information

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.

Rationale:

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.

Impact:

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

Solution

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:

Manual

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3714

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-7, CSCv6|9.1, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 28cef1411c344d45862447f2f2bdd40af096d71b6cf7d09e48b62c5fba221b3c