Event ID 5701 Starting Netlogon on Domain Controller

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While starting the Netlogon service on a domain controller, the service fails with an error 5701. There is also an event logged to the Event Log:
Netlogon Event ID 5701:

The Netlogon service failed to update the domain trust list. The following error occurred: There are currently no logon servers to validate the logon request.
The result of running out of buffer space in the NetBT datagram buffer may be one cause of this error.
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To resolve this issue, increase MaxDgramBuffering from 128 KB to 256 KB.
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
    Value Name: MaxDgramBuffering
    Data Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 0x40000
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
More information


Key: Netbt\Parameters
Value Type: REG_DWORD - Count of bytes
Valid Range: 0 - 0xFFFFFFFF
Default: 0x20000 (128 KB)
Description: This parameter specifies the maximum amount of memory that NetBT will dynamically allocate for all outstanding datagram sends. After this limit is reached, further sends will fail due to insufficient resources.

Article ID: 217023 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 05:10:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition

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