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Netlogon

 

General Information

This service is not required on a standalone system, or for a “home” network, but it is required to login to a domain controller.

Windows 8

Default Description

Maintains a secure channel between this 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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netlogon
Display Name: Netlogon

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Maintains a secure channel between this 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.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netlogon
Display Name: Netlogon

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Netlogon needs to function properly:

  • Workstation(S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • Browser Support Driver (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • Network Store Interface Service(S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
      • NSI proxy service driver (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • SMB 1.x MiniRedirector (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
      • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
        • Redirected Buffering Sub System (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
          • Mup (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
    • SMB 2.0 MiniRedirector (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
      • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
        • Redirected Buffering Sub System (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)
          • Mup (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Netlogon to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Maintains a secure channel between this 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.

Additional Information

This service is not required on a standalone system, or for a “home” network.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): Netlogon
Display Name: Netlogon

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Netlogon needs to function properly:

  • Workstation(HB, HP, B, U)
    • Bowser (sic) ~ could be a misspelled service name (HB, HP, B, U)
    • Network Store Interface Service(HB, HP, B, U)
      • NSI proxy service (HB, HP, B, U)
    • SMB 1.x MiniRedirector (HB, HP, B, U)
      • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (HB, HP, B, U)
        • Redirected Buffering Sub System (HB, HP, B, U)
    • SMB 2.0 MiniRedirector (HB, HP, B, U)
      • SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine (HB, HP, B, U)
        • Redirected Buffering Sub System (HB, HP, B, U)
          • Mup (HB, HP, B, U)

What other service require Netlogon to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

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