Event ID 5706 — Netlogon Share Creation

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Netlogon service creates the Netlogon and SYSVOL shares during the domain controller promotion process. The Netlogon share stores the logon script and possibly other files. The SYSVOL share is the shared directory on domain controllers that contains Group Policy and logon script information.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 5706
Source: NetLogon
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: NELOG_NetlogonFailedToCreateShare
Message: The Netlogon service could not create server share %1. The following error occurred:


Ignore error after upgrade

If Event ID 5076 appears immediately after an upgrade, there may not be a problem. Use the information under "Verify" to ensure that the Netlogon and SYSVOL shares are available.

If this situation is not a result of an upgrade, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for additional troubleshooting information:


Confirm that the NetLogon service was able to create the Netlogon and SYSVOL shares. To view the shares that available on the domain controller, run the command net share. NETLOGON and SYSVOL should appear in the list of shares.

Netlogon Share Creation

Active Directory