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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

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Group Policy Client service from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

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

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


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

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

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