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I'm getting an error in the Event Viewer, which is also generating a lot of Logon Failure messages on our syslog server. Pretty much stuck on how to resolve.

EventID: 536
Logon Type: 3
Reason: The NetLogon component is not active

This is for a Windows Server 2003 system. I have checked here

We're using Shavlik Protect 9 to scan and deploy patches. Shavlik stores the credentials for the systems and uses those stored credentials to deploy patches. This system is able to scan and deploy to other systems on the network using those credentials and no errors are generated. When installing to the local system that Shavlik is physically on then this error is generated. Whats interesting is that it doesn't generate during a scan, and the patches install fine.

We've contacted Shavlik to get the response that they are unable to help since it's a Microsoft error. Has anyone seen this?

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I woudn't accept Shavlik's response if I were in you shoes. Based on what you describe there is something that Shavlik Protect 9 is doing that casuses this error. – Ramhound Oct 22 '13 at 15:59
Yup my thoughts exactly. I've got it escalated with their support to the next level. I've done some searching and that's a pretty generic network logon error. Just figured since I have limited time onsite while I wait for Shavlik I'd see if anyone else has experienced that error. – Chris Bateson Oct 22 '13 at 16:26

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