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I have a Windows 2003 Server which has a number or RAS Connections to some of our customers. Occasionally the connections go into a mode where there are connected, but not working. Disconnecting and reconnecting solves the problem. However sometimes you can not disconnect as I get the following error message

It is not possible to disconnect at this time. The connection is currently busy with a connect or disconnect operation.

There are no visible connection dialog boxes when this message occurs and I usually end up having to restart the server which obviously affects all the other users.

I know that if you have a service that is stuck 'stopping' you can just kill it. Is there anything similar that you can do to reset a ras connection?

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Stopping and restarting the "Routing and Remote Access" service will yield the same net affect as restarting the entire server without its broader impact.

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That service is not running on my server, which is used to connect out to other sites, not for incoming connections. –  sgmoore Oct 9 '10 at 14:08
    
Have you tried the "Remote Access Connection Manager" service? If you are local on the machine (or if it is a secondary NIC), you should also be able to disable and re-enabling the NIC connection. only users/applications on active sessions are affected, if there are no recovery capabilities. –  user48838 Oct 9 '10 at 19:45
    
With "Remote Access Connection Manager" the stop/start/pause and resume options are all disabled. –  sgmoore Oct 11 '10 at 8:34
    
Is disabling and re-enabling the network connection an option? The following Microsoft KB Article might be remotely related to your situation - support.microsoft.com/kb/237288. –  user48838 Oct 11 '10 at 12:37
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