Automating RAS Dial-up on boot

Posted on 1998-04-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
How do you configure Windows NT to automatically make a RAS connection when booting, and without requiring someone to logon locally.
Question by:gjerome
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What "shadows" of applications
do you have in your StartUp folder ?

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Not sure what Otta means by "shadows". Anyway, I found the answer at:


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This only works when you have the resource kit.
The utility srvany.exe wich you find on the res. kit must be copied in c:\Winnt\System32
In a Dos box use INSTSRV (Resource Kit as well)
to install the new service
Next thing to do is a registry edit in key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ AUTORAS \Parameters  with following keys
Application: REG_SZ: C:\Windows\System32\RASDIAL.EXE
AppParameters: REG_SZ: EntryName ID Password

then enable the service in your services icon (autoras)
Put the Startup Type to Automatic and Logon As to System.

good luck

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oops I went a little to eager on this one

did not see your comment above
just reject


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