Windows 7 - Maintain RAS connection when login off

October 2016

Each time you log off from a Remote Access Service client the connections are disconnected automatically (e.g maintaining a VPN connection while login off and login in. To prevent this from happening: Click Start > Run > "regedit" and press the Enter key.
  • Expand the following:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > RasMan > Parameters
    • In the right pane, double click on "KeepRasConnections" and set its value to 1.
  • Close the registry editor and restart your PC

Note that: For Windows XP (Windows NT), the "KeepRasConnections" is located, here:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > WindowsNT > CurrentVersion > Winlogon

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