JSI Tip 8723. You cannot enter a UserName and Password when you manually setup a new broadband connection in Windows XP?

When you attempt to setup a new broadband connection that requires a UserName and Password, the option to enter a Username and password is NOT available. Specifically, when you use the New Connection Wizard and select Connect to the Internet and Setup my connection manually, there is no option to enter UserName and Password.

This behavior will occur if either of the following registry sub-keys have become corrupted:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP\EAP\25

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP\EAP\26.

I have scriped FixRasMan.bat to resolve this issue.

FixRasMan.bat requires no parameters. When you run it, it exports a backup copy of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan registry key to a FixRasMan.reg file, located in the same folder as FixRasMan.bat. FixRasMan.bat then insures that the Remote Access Connection Manager service auto-starts and runs in the LocalSystem context. After deleting the RasMan\PPP\EAP\25 and RasMan\PPP\EAP\26 sub-keys, it restarts your computers.

FixRasMan.bat contains:

@echo off
pushd "%~DP0"
regedit /a FixRasMan.reg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan
(
echo REGEDIT4
echo.
echo \[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\]
echo "Start"=dword:00000003
echo "ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
echo.
echo \[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP\EAP\25\]
echo.
echo \[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP\EAP\26\]
echo.
echo.
)>"%TEMP%\FixRasman.tmp"
regedit /s "%TEMP%\FixRasman.tmp"
del /q "%TEMP%\FixRasman.tmp"
shutdown -r



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