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Services Utility: Net Logon Service

Display Name (?): Net Logon
Short Name (?): Netlogon
Executable (?): lsass.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): Workstation
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Supports pass-through authentication of account logon events for computers in a domain.
OS (?): NT4 Workstation, 2000 Professional, XP Home/Professional, Vista Home/Business, NT4 Server, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The net logon service is a critical component for Windows domains. This service is used by clients in a domain to authenticate users and services with a domain controller, and it handles DNS regristrations used for discoveries by the domain controller locator. Domain controllers also use this service to pass authentication requests and tokens. This service is a required component for a computer to act properly on a domain, but computers not on a domain, like most users, do not need this service. You should leave this service set to manual, and it will be set to automatic if connected to a domain.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.