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Windows: Domain Join Process Log File Explained

Applies to
Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2003-R2, Vista, 2008, Seven and 2008-R2
Log Type
Debug/Trace
Description
Name resolution, authentication and other local and remote operations involved when joining a workgroup or a domain
File Name and Location
%windir%debugNetSetup.log
Default Configuration
Enabled
How To Configure
Not Configurable
Recommended Configuration
N/A
Parsing and Analysis
Additional Information
Example
10/17 15:22:22 NetpValidateName: checking to see if ‘avatar.local’ is valid as type 3 name
10/17 15:22:22 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid [ Exists ] for ‘avatar.local’ returned 0x0
10/17 15:22:22 NetpValidateName: name ‘avatar.local’ is valid for type 3
10/17 15:22:23 —————————————————————–
10/17 15:22:23 NetpDoDomainJoin
10/17 15:22:23 NetpMachineValidToJoin: ‘MYWORKSTATION’
10/17 15:22:23 NetpGetLsaPrimaryDomain: status: 0x0
10/17 15:22:23 NetpMachineValidToJoin: status: 0x0
10/17 15:22:23 NetpJoinDomain
10/17 15:22:23 Machine: MYWORKSTATION
10/17 15:22:23 Domain: avatar.local
10/17 15:22:23 MachineAccountOU: OU=Workstations,DC=avatar,DC=local
10/17 15:22:23 Account: avatarzuko
10/17 15:22:23 Options: 0x40003
10/17 15:22:23 OS Version: 5.1
10/17 15:22:23 Build number: 2600
10/17 15:22:23 ServicePack: Service Pack 2
10/17 15:22:23 NetpValidateName: checking to see if ‘avatar.local’ is valid as type 3 name
10/17 15:22:23 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid [ Exists ] for ‘avatar.local’ returned 0x0
10/17 15:22:23 NetpValidateName: name ‘avatar.local’ is valid for type 3
10/17 15:22:23 NetpDsGetDcName: trying to find DC in domain ‘avatar.local’, flags: 0x1020
10/17 15:22:29 NetpDsGetDcName: failed to find a DC having account ‘MYWORKSTATION$’: 0x525
10/17 15:22:29 NetpDsGetDcName: found DC ‘\DC01.avatar.local’ in the specified domain
10/17 15:22:29 NetpJoinDomain: status of connecting to dc ‘\DC01.avatar.local’: 0x0
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetLsaPrimaryDomain: status: 0x0
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetDnsHostName: Read NV Hostname: MYWORKSTATION
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetDnsHostName: PrimaryDnsSuffix defaulted to DNS domain name: avatar.local
10/17 15:22:29 NetpLsaOpenSecret: status: 0xc0000034
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetComputerObjectDn: Cracking DNS domain name avatar.local/ into Netbios on \DC01.avatar.local
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetComputerObjectDn: Crack results: name = AVATAR
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetComputerObjectDn: Cracking account name AVATARMYWORKSTATION$ on \DC01.avatar.local
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetComputerObjectDn: Crack results: Account does not exist
10/17 15:22:29 NetpGetComputerObjectDn: Got DN CN=MYWORKSTATION,OU=Workstations,DC=avatar,DC=local from the passed OU
10/17 15:22:29 NetpModifyComputerObjectInDs: Initial attribute values:
10/17 15:22:29 objectClass = Computer
10/17 15:22:29 SamAccountName = MYWORKSTATION$
10/17 15:22:29 userAccountControl = 4096
10/17 15:22:29 DnsHostName = MYWORKSTATION.avatar.local
10/17 15:22:29 ServicePrincipalName = HOST/MYWORKSTATION.avatar.local HOST/MYWORKSTATION
10/17 15:22:29 NetpModifyComputerObjectInDs: Computer Object does not exist in OU
10/17 15:22:29 NetpModifyComputerObjectInDs: Attribute values to set:
10/17 15:22:29 objectClass = Computer
10/17 15:22:29 SamAccountName = MYWORKSTATION$
10/17 15:22:29 userAccountControl = 4096
10/17 15:22:29 DnsHostName = MYWORKSTATION.avatar.local
10/17 15:22:29 ServicePrincipalName = HOST/MYWORKSTATION.avatar.local HOST/MYWORKSTATION
10/17 15:22:29 NetpModifyComputerObjectInDs: Toggled UserAccountControl successfully
10/17 15:22:30 ldap_unbind status: 0x0
10/17 15:22:30 NetpJoinDomain: status of creating account in OU: 0x0
10/17 15:22:30 NetpGetLsaPrimaryDomain: status: 0x0
10/17 15:22:30 NetpSetLsaPrimaryDomain: for ‘AVATAR’ status: 0x0
10/17 15:22:30 NetpJoinDomain: status of setting LSA pri. domain: 0x0
10/17 15:22:30 NetpJoinDomain: status of managing local groups: 0x0
10/17 15:22:30 NetpJoinDomain: status of setting netlogon cache: 0x0
10/17 15:22:31 NetpJoinDomain: status of setting ComputerNamePhysicalDnsDomain to ‘avatar.local’: 0x0
10/17 15:22:31 NetpUpdateW32timeConfig: 0x0
10/17 15:22:31 NetpJoinDomain: status of disconnecting from ‘\DC01.avatar.local’: 0x0
10/17 15:22:31 NetpDoDomainJoin: status: 0x0