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  • recently switched from windows 7 to 10.  Already very much regret it.  have a family computer and the error "windows failed the group policy client service appears on start up.  As administrator it seems to pass me by however, other family members (also administrators) seem to have significant functionality disabled.  What i don't understand is, as this seems to be recurring error from windows 8 (see all the google posts) why it is still happening? and how do i fix it without delving consdierably deeper into the computer's guts than i am naturally comfortable doing?
    Sunday, September 6, 2015 11:28 AM

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  • Hi all,

    In order for the others to reference, I will quote the workaround here:

    "

    I spent 2 days trying to dig out a solution from the Internet, to no avail, until I came across this page.  It doesn't say anything about this particular problem, but it gives more information about SVCHOST process that starts many services, including Group Policy Client.  It looks like during reboot a vital registry settings were lost during crash and Group Policy Client "doesn't know" how to start.  Let me explain:

    There are two places to look in the registry:
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services this path should contain gpsvc key (a folder), which is responsible for service parameters and configuration.  I found that the key was intact, so, you do not touch anything here - just check that the key exists.
    2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SVCHOST This is the most important path you should look into, as it must contain the keys and values referred in the key #1.  Below are descriptions what must be present there.
    • There must be Multi-String value called GPSvcGroup. My laptop was missing it.  So, you should create multi-string value named GPSvcGroup and assign it value GPSvc.
    • Next, you must create a key (a folder) and name it GPSvcGroup - this key normally should be there, but, again, it was missin on my laptop.
    • Then open newly-created GPSvcGroup folder and create 2 DWORD values:
    1. First called AuthenticationCapabilities and you must give it a value of 0x00003020 (or 12320 in decimal)
    2. Second is called CoInitializeSecurityParam and it must have value of 1.

    Once you complete all steps above, reboot the computer and the problem will be fixed.

    Here is the link to the video walkthrough if you have any troubles understanding what has to be done: http://youtu.be/4m5KEmckWK4

    "

    Regards


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    • Marked as answer by Zen the Ocelot Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 AM
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:17 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Zen the Ocelot Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 AM
    Monday, September 7, 2015 11:49 AM

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    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by Zen the Ocelot Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 AM
    Monday, September 7, 2015 11:49 AM
  • Hi all,

    In order for the others to reference, I will quote the workaround here:

    "

    I spent 2 days trying to dig out a solution from the Internet, to no avail, until I came across this page.  It doesn't say anything about this particular problem, but it gives more information about SVCHOST process that starts many services, including Group Policy Client.  It looks like during reboot a vital registry settings were lost during crash and Group Policy Client "doesn't know" how to start.  Let me explain:

    There are two places to look in the registry:
    1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services this path should contain gpsvc key (a folder), which is responsible for service parameters and configuration.  I found that the key was intact, so, you do not touch anything here - just check that the key exists.
    2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SVCHOST This is the most important path you should look into, as it must contain the keys and values referred in the key #1.  Below are descriptions what must be present there.
    • There must be Multi-String value called GPSvcGroup. My laptop was missing it.  So, you should create multi-string value named GPSvcGroup and assign it value GPSvc.
    • Next, you must create a key (a folder) and name it GPSvcGroup - this key normally should be there, but, again, it was missin on my laptop.
    • Then open newly-created GPSvcGroup folder and create 2 DWORD values:
    1. First called AuthenticationCapabilities and you must give it a value of 0x00003020 (or 12320 in decimal)
    2. Second is called CoInitializeSecurityParam and it must have value of 1.

    Once you complete all steps above, reboot the computer and the problem will be fixed.

    Here is the link to the video walkthrough if you have any troubles understanding what has to be done: http://youtu.be/4m5KEmckWK4

    "

    Regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Zen the Ocelot Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 AM
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 8:17 AM