Windows XP Services

Net Logon - Windows XP Service

Supports pass-through authentication of account logon events for computers in a domain.

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Net Logon
Service name:Netlogon
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Net Logon service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Net Logon fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Netlogon service has failed to start.


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

Restore Default Startup Type for Net Logon

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.

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