To keep Remote Access Service connections active after you log off from Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you must create a new registry key

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SYMPTOMS

When you log off from a Windows Remote Access Service client, any Remote Access connections are disconnected automatically. If the Remote Access Service client is running an earlier version of a Windows-based operating systems, such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP, a user can enable a registry key to remain connected.

For more information about how to use the KeepRasConnections registry key, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
158909 How to keep RAS connections active after logging off
However, the
KeepRasConnections
registry key does not exist in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008. Therefore, to maintain Remote Access connections after you log off Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you must add a
KeepRasConnections
registry key with the corresponding values under the following registry subkey.
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ItemValue
Registry subkey
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\Parameters
NameKeepRasConnections
TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0


Notes
  • The
    KeepRasConnections
    registry key does not appear in the registry unless you add it.
  • If you add this registry key, and then set the default value to 0x1, Windows does not close Remote Access connections when you log off from the system.
  • By default, only administrators and the operating system have WRITE permission for this registry key.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1SP1LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008.
  • The .manifest files and the .mum files that are installed in each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. These files and their associated .cat (security catalog) files are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The .cat files are signed with a Microsoft digital signature. The attributes of these security files are not listed.
For all x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rasmans.dll6.0.6000.20991237,05606-Jan-200904:25x86
Rasmans.dll6.0.6001.22346261,12006-Jan-200904:33x86
For all x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rasmans.dll6.0.6000.20991282,11206-Jan-200905:03x64
Rasmans.dll6.0.6001.22346309,24806-Jan-200905:03x64
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rasmans.dll6.0.6001.22346628,22406-Jan-200904:44IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

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Properties

Article ID: 950918 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Web Server 2008
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