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i have installed the dial-up server on a win 98se box.  the dial up server will start and configure ok manually but it will not re-start when the machine is re-booted.  it will start again manually.  i need this service to startup when the box re-boots.
i have uninstalled the dial-up server and re-installed it; no joy.  i have un-installed dial-up networking and re-installed it; no joy (although of course all the settings re-appeared as they were in dial-up networking).
i have done this successfully elsewhere but can get no satisfaction this time.
to anyone that answers, thanks in advance.
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by:CrazyOne
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Have tried manually entering a path to the exe in one of thse registry keys

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Some other registry settings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx
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dr_socrates earned 300 total points
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There are 2 solutions for your problem.

Before that, I guess you would like to set number of rings before your modem answers the call (default is 1):

To change the number of rings before Dial up Networking Server answers:  
  1. Find the INF file for the modem in the \WINDOWS\INF or WINDOWS\INF\OTHER directory. The filename will begin with "mdm" and end with characters desciptive of the manufacturer, ie. "supra" for Supra Express modem, or will be easy to recognise otherwise. Either that, or find the driver INF file which was originally bundled with your modem.
  2. Make a copy of this file.
  3. Edit this file with notepad and look for a string "HKR, Answer, 1,, "ATA<cr>".
  4. Change to HKR, Answer, 1,, "None".
  5. A few lines up from this should be the line HKR, Monitor, 1,, "ATS0=0<cr>" Change the value of the S0 register to the number of rings you would like to have the modem answer on.
  6. Remove the modem by using the Control panel | Modems.
  7. Reinstall the modem using modified INF file.
  8. That's it.

Also make sure that you have installed Microsoft Windows Dial-Up Networking 1.4 Upgrade for Windows 98 SE - there is a silent update of Dial-Up Server bundled within !

Now, 1st solution - at the system level:
1. Start Dial-Up Server, and Allow Caller Access
2. Start regedit and check whether you've got following entry in the registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Remote Access"="rnaapp.exe"

It should be there as long as Caller Access is allowed. This step is just a check whether everything goes fine.

3. That's it - system will now remember state of Dial-Up Server process and renew it after every respective reboot.

This is not exactly what you are asking, since you want that Dial-Up Server is started at every boot - and if you use this method and turn off Dial-Up Server manually before reboot, it will still stay not active after the reboot.

2nd solution - exactly what you want - but at 3rd party level:

1. Download http://triton.itep.ru/~lyosha/DialServ/DialServ.zip - that is a small command line utility used to start and stop Dial-Up Server
2. Just put it in your startup scripts, and Dial-Up Server will start during every boot, independently of its state during previous shutdown.

I hope it helped.
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by:bmitch
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thankyou.  will try this when able.
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