When I was trying to set up a VPN connect on my laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate, I got this error:
Cannot load the Remote Access Connection Manager service.
Error 711: The operation could not finish because it could not start the Remote Access Connection Manager service in time. Please try the operation again.
I traced through some service dependencies and discovered that Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service was set to Manual. However, when I try to manually start the service, I get:
The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs.
Setting all the services involved to Automatic did not help. SSTP just showed Automatic and Stopped in the Services panel.
I found a solution that involved booting in Safe Mode and deleting the contents of
C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup. This solution worked, and I could set up a vpn connection, but only until I rebooted again.
TL;DR I'm looking for a way to permanently enable Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service and other vpn-related services permanently so I don't have to reboot into safe mode and delete files every time I need to connect to a vpn.