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How to Start/Stop Group Policy Client service

Service name: gpsvc

Display name: Group Policy Client


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
Path to executable:

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

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Group Policy Client service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

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

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Group Policy Client service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart