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Netlogon - Windows Vista Service

Maintains a secure channel between your computer and the domain controller for authenticating users and services. If this service is stopped, the computer may not authenticate users and services and the domain controller cannot register DNS records. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Netlogon
Service name:Netlogon
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\lsass.exe
Error control:normal
Group:MS_WindowsRemoteValidation
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

Netlogon logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of lsass.exe. If Netlogon fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Netlogon service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Netlogon will not start, if the Workstation service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Netlogon

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetlogonWindowsVista.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the lsass.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.