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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 stopped or 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 stopped or disabled.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

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

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

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

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


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


To Stop Group Policy Client service:

net stop fgpsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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


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

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