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Net Logon fails to start automatically

By Anastasio ·
i have a Compaq ML350 file server running windows 2000. lately, when i restart the system, the Net Logon service(service schedule to start automatically)does not start automatically. this service used to start automatically and stop right after the server crashed due to a faulty power supply. now, i have to manually start the Net Logon service. is there a way to fix this problem.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Net Logon fails to start ...

what's in the event log about this? what about uninstalling and reinstalling the NIC driver (write down tcpip settings first)

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mskb article 269375, (i had to cut out all the warnings about editing the registry to get it under 2000 characters)
Netlogon Service Does Not Start, Event Viewer Records Event IDs 2114 and 7024
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

When you start your Windows 2000-based computer, the Netlogon service does not start, even though the "Startup type" is set to "automatic". Event Viewer logs the following errors:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: NETLOGON
Event Category: None
Event I 2114
Description: The Server service is not started.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event I 7024
Description: The Netlogon service terminated with service-specific error 2114.

After the computer starts, you can manually start the Netlogon service.
This issue can occur if either of the following conditions exist:
The dependent services of the Netlogon service have been changed from the default values and are not properly configured. You may be unable to access some network resources on the computer because the Netlogon service is not started.
You removed Client for Microsoft Networks, and then reinstalled it. The dependencies are not reset correctly if the Client for Microsoft Networks component is removed and then reinstalled.

To resolve this issue:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the following registry key:


In the right pane, double-click the DependOnService value .
In the Multi-String Editor dialog box, type the following strings on separate lines, and then click OK:

Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
The Netlogon service starts as expected.

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