Why is Netlogon service paused?

2020-08-05 by No Comments

Why is Netlogon service paused?

The error “Netlogon Paused” occurs due to either restoring AD database using snapshot or abnormal restart of the DC which corrupts AD database called NTDS,DIT. Another error known as “Rebuilding Indices” occurs when a domain controller is restored from the snapshot or rebooted abnormally .

What happens when Netlogon service is stopped?

Affected Processes Stopping netlogon will prevent you from running a network computer, because you cannot log onto the network. You cannot use the Internet or other programs linked to the network. Expect to see a message stating that the computer failed to log onto the server.

How do I fix netlogon service?


  1. Click Start, type services. msc in the Start Search box, and then click Services Desktop app.
  2. Locate and double-click Netlogon, and then click Automatic in the Startup type box.
  3. Click OK, and then start the Netlogon service.

What is Netlogon service used for?

Netlogon service is a Authentication Mechanism used in the Windows Client Authentication Architecture which verifies logon requests, and it registers, authenticates, and locates Domain Controllers. Netlogon service can only be used after user, service, or computer authentication has taken place.

What is USN rollback?

A USN rollback occurs when an older version of an Active Directory database is incorrectly restored or pasted into place. When a USN rollback occurs, modifications to objects and attributes that occur on one domain controller do not replicate to other domain controllers in the forest.

Should Netlogon be set to automatic?

A. Netlogon should be set to Automatic for its startup.

How do I know if Netlogon is running?

To verify that the Netlogon service is running on the domain controller computer and the computer that is a member of a domain, complete the following steps:

  1. Right-click Computer and select Manage.
  2. In the navigation tree view, click Server Manager > Configuration > Services.
  3. Verify that the Netlogon service is started.

How do I know if Netlogon is enabled?

What is Netlogon process?

Netlogon is a Windows Server process that authenticates users and other services within a domain. Since it is a service and not an application, Netlogon continuously runs in the background, unless it is stopped manually or by a runtime error. Netlogon can be stopped or restarted from the command-line terminal.

How does USN determine rollback?

To detect a USN rollback, compare the output of the repadmin /showutdvec command on the domain controller with the output of the same command on the domain controller’s replication partners.

How do I fix netlogon not starting?


  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Netlogon/ .
  3. In the right pane, double-click the DependOnService value.
  4. In the Multi-String Editor dialog box, type the following strings on separate lines, and then click OK: