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Can someone help w/ NetLogon error 2138

By nazzax ·
There is a thread posted about this specific error but no one seemed to answer how you get the service to start again automatically. Because uh it ain't workin....

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Can someone help w/ NetLo ...

Is the PC part of a Domain? If so, remove it and readd it to the domain.

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by razz2 In reply to Can someone help w/ NetLo ...

Try these links as both contain the fix you need:


"Accepted Answer from Debsyl99
Date: 08/25/2004 11:07AM PDT
Grade: A
Accepted Answer


How did you set this change? It should be fairly easy to do using start - run - regedt32, rather than regedit. Regedt32 gives you the multi-string editor (unlike regedit), so you can just list the services in order ie just type DNS under the first two listed. Have you already tried to set this using regedit then? If you have - and it would look like you have - and you have changed the data in that key (and have no registry backup) - then your best bet is to delete the contents of the dependonservice key completely in regedit - do not delete the key!

Then open regedt32 - navigate to the same key - ie HKLM-System etc Netlogon which should now be empty and type the below in exactly, one under the other. If you made a backup of the registry before making this change then just double click the .reg file - check it's gone back in ok and then use regedt32 as described,


Deb :))"



"This event take place if the dependencies of Netlogon service are not set correctly, i.e. Netlogon doesn?t depend on Workstation service. To correct it, I have followed the next steps:
1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate and then click the "DependOnService" value under the following key in the registry: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon"
3. On the Edit menu, click Multi String, add line "LanmanWorkstation", and then click OK.
4. Quit Registry Editor."**0&source=NETLOGON&phase=1

Good Luck,


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by nazzax In reply to Can someone help w/ NetLo ...

I can't do that it is the Active Directory controller.

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