What is Netlogon folder in Active Directory?

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Today we are going to explain about netlogon folder, what does it contain and what is the purpose of netlogon folder.

Netlogon folder is a shared folder that contains the group policy login script files as well other executable files.

Logon scripts are generally stored on the domain controller in the Netlogon share, which is located at %systemroot%\System32\Repl\Imports\Scripts folder. Once this script is placed in the Netlogon share, it will automatically replicate to all domain controllers in the domain.

Netlogon Share is not a Folder named Netlogon on Domain controller .

if you go through the sysvol folder and search the netlogon folder, you will not find this under sysvol because there is no folder in name of netlogon folder in sysvol. As we already stated that its not a folder named Netlogon but if you open the property of scripts folder and go to sharing tab, you will find the share name as Netlogon.

Always remember, Script folder under sysvol folder will act as Netlogon share .

You can also check the netlogon folder by following below steps:

  • Log on to the console of the domain controller.
  • Open a CMD.EXE prompt.
  • Type net share and press Enter.
  • You will receive a display similar to the following:
NetLogon share details

The default location of the NETLOGON share on a domain controller is:
%SystemRoot%\sysvol\sysvol\\scripts

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