Incoming Connections, cannot create
Posted on 2007-07-26
I'm having a situation where I'm trying to create an incoming connections network connection for a computer but I get an error regarding the Routing and Remote Access service being unable to start. After trying to start it manually via services, I get the following error in the Event log:
Event ID 7024
Source: Service Control Manager
Description: The Routing and Remote Access service terminated with the server-specific error 127 (0x7F)
I've search around on the Internet and found a few suggestions to try, but to no avail. What I've tried so far includes:
- Running SFC /scannow (someone said the 127 error was related to windows files and to try this)
- Downloading and installing the MDAC update from Microsoft
- Starting the services that RRAS apparently relies on, which are Remote Access Connection Manager service, Remote Access Auto Connection Manager and the Telephony service. The RPC service is also started.
A site also suggested to try the rarepair.exe, but damned if I know where to get it. I have been unable to locate it for download, as most people only send it via email to each other (so I don't know why people then suggest that as potential fixes on websites without offering it for download...).
Note: The computer that I'm trying to enable Incoming connections on is not on the Internet. Incoming connections is going to be used for dialup purposes, to allow one computer to communicate with the other. I downloaded the above MDAC update elsewhere and copied it to the computer, but I cannot run windows update.
I haven't been able to find much other assistance.
Edit: The system is Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 1