If you need to troubleshoot network authentication or communication issues on Windows computer, netlogon service can provide useful log, but it must be enabled first.
How do I enable netlogon service logging
Open Comand Prompt as an administrator and use following command:
Where do I find the log file
Every netlogon-related activity should now be writen in “%windir%\debug\netlogon.log”.
If nothing shows up in the file, you may need to restart netlogon service. If you still have the command prompt open, simply use those two commands:
net stop netlogon
net start netlogon
How do I disable the logging
Use this command:
Default maximum size for the “netlogon.log” is 20 Mb. When you reach it, the system renames the file to “netlogon.bak” and starts new “netlogon.log”. When you reach it again, old “netlogon.bak” is deleted and current “netlogon.log” is renamed to “netlogon.bak” again. And so on.
The size can be adjusted through registry:
Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters
Create new REG_DWORD and call it “MaximumLogFileSize“.
Put in desired size of log file in Mb.