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

Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ends on July 12, 2011. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows.

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.

Item

Value

Registry subkey

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\Parameters

Name

KeepRasConnections

Type

REG_DWORD

Default Value

0



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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.0.6000.20xxx

    Windows Vista

    RTM

    LDR

    6.0.6001.22xxx

    Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1

    SP1

    LDR

  • 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

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Rasmans.dll

6.0.6000.20991

237,056

06-Jan-2009

04:25

x86

Rasmans.dll

6.0.6001.22346

261,120

06-Jan-2009

04:33

x86

For all x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Rasmans.dll

6.0.6000.20991

282,112

06-Jan-2009

05:03

x64

Rasmans.dll

6.0.6001.22346

309,248

06-Jan-2009

05:03

x64

For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Rasmans.dll

6.0.6001.22346

628,224

06-Jan-2009

04:44

IA-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

File name

Package_for_kb950918_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,425

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,367

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,713

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,425

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,431

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,422

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,430

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpe_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,420

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpe~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,424

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

X86_6f9270f048a65c2c003cc75a08746814_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20991_none_da7e8407f8e54f0a.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

701

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

X86_96ce24d84f718e047c0c7f25f6606e1e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22346_none_b94565de7d85e569.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

701

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasmanservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20991_none_9d00a930bce7a150.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

19,447

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

04:55

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-rasmanservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22346_none_9f21f8e4b9e1253f.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

20,317

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

05:00

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

File name

Amd64_45e9ca3cddd6a1361167c6e527804ccc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20991_none_c9ad3037d370477e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

705

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Amd64_b597e4a923becd9e31d43d5f72faa0b5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22346_none_a1cc0e997bb21cd6.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

705

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-rasmanservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20991_none_f91f44b475451286.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

19,777

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

05:32

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-rasmanservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22346_none_fb409468723e9675.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

20,647

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

05:34

File name

Package_for_kb950918_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,433

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,375

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,723

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,433

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,439

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,430

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,438

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpe_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,428

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpe~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,432

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

For all supported Windows Server 2008 Itanium-Based Systems operating systems

File name

Ia64_442f6e270db3469fae964a7b1dafb9b4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22346_none_aacfd2739c83d86f.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

703

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-rasmanservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22346_none_9f239cdab9df2e3b.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

20,606

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

05:05

File name

Package_for_kb950918_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,429

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,434

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,426

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

File name

Package_for_kb950918_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,433

Date (UTC)

06-Jan-2009

Time (UTC)

15:49

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