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How to Start/Stop Group Policy Client service

Service name: gpsvc

Display name: Group Policy Client


Description:

The service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computer and users through the Group Policy
component. If the service is disabled, the settings will not be applied and applications and components will not be manageable through
Group Policy. Any components or applications that depend on the Group Policy component might not be functional if the service is
disabled.
Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Group Policy Client service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Group Policy Client service:

net start gpsvc

sc start gpsvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Group Policy Client service:

net stop gpsvc

sc stop gpsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\gpsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config gpsvc start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config gpsvc start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config gpsvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config gpsvc start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f