Microsoft Windows is really great and error comes in Windows in such a way that is totally unexpected by all means, can you really imagine that your System or a Services stop working because of its Log Files? Ahhh ! Log Files are mostly being generated by a software to get information about a program for it behaves, is it ? Well, I come across a Solution in Microsoft that Log Files was creating troubles for VPN Services. Today morning, a user call me that he is unable to dial VPN Server and user was really complaining that he left system last night while everything was working fine and he was conscious that it might be a cause that a day before we have fix an other Microsoft issue about connection diagnose problem in IE-8 and because of that experiment with Windows leads this error and error was as under;
"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."
Although his complaint was genuine but i wasn't agree and we uninstall Microsoft SE from the system, and Install AVAST, run a Virus Scan on that System but all it was only a wastage of time. What mostly help me in this issue is as under and hopefully one of them will work for you;
1. This problem can occur if some or all of the following services aren't started - try to start that services:
2. Sometimes only Telephony Services hangs on and restart system / Start Services helps to fix this issue. See this link for better understanding http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Get-help-with-Error-711-message?SignedIn=1
3. So funny solution is here but it works for me, follow the instructions...
I believe that this will resolve your issue related to VPN on Windows 7, I haven't face this issue on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 but if you face an issue, you can at least give a try to this solution..