Domain Controller Generates a Netlogon Error Event ID 5774

Symptoms

On a Windows 2000-based or Windows Server 2003-based domain controller that has Domain Name System (DNS) installed and integrated with Active Directory to allow secure dynamic updates, you may find that Event Viewer records the Netlogon error Event ID 5774 approximately every 70 seconds.

Cause

This behavior can occur when the DNS server that is authoritative for the Active Directory domain name is not listed on the DNS tab of the Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog box.

Resolution

To resolve this behavior, add the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the DNS server that is authoritative for the Active Directory domain name to the IP Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, and then move it to the top of the list:

  1. On the desktop, right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties.
  2. Right-click the appropriate connection object, and then click Properties.
  3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click DNS.
  6. Click Add, type the IP address of the DNS server in the DNS server box, and then click Add.
  7. Click the arrows to move the IP address of the Active Directory DNS server to the top of the list.
  8. Click OK in the open dialog boxes to close them and save the new settings.
  9. Stop and then restart the Netlogon Service. The Event ID 5774 error messages should no longer occur.
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Article ID: 284963 - Last Review: Jan 7, 2008 - Revision: 1

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