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Windows 7: Failed to Connect to a windows service... Group Policy Client

11 Nov 2012   #1
Jaxel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Failed to Connect to a windows service... Group Policy Client

Okay, I know other people have posted this same error; but my case is slightly different. In my case, this is a brand new computer I just built, just installed Windows 7 Home Premium. Have not installed any programs except the basic stuff like Chrome, Security Essentials, Windows Updates, Drivers, etc...

I am what I would consider myself a power user and I've done a TON of editing to my services. I've disabled pretty much everything that is non-essential. I am the ONLY user account on my computer, with administrator access. I've attached screenshots of my service settings because I have a feeling its related to something to do with that.

In my event logs I have 2 errors:
  • Error 7009, Service Control manager
    A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Group Policy Client service to connect.
  • Error 7000, Service Control manager
    The Group Policy Client service failed to start due to the following error:
    The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

I have checked HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions for the corresponding GUID of "555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4", but I can not find any references or keys to it in that folder.

I built two computers, the other computer doesn't have this issue.




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12 Nov 2012   #2
Lavixgne

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

let it go Man...
wait SevenGuru teach you....
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12 Nov 2012   #3
Jaxel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Huh?
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12 Nov 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My answer is simple. Do another clean install and then leave Windows Services alone. You will gain nothing mucking up Windows 7 Services.
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12 Nov 2012   #5
Jaxel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My answer is simple. Do another clean install and then leave Windows Services alone. You will gain nothing mucking up Windows 7 Services.
Well I guess I can say thank you for the non-answer.
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13 Nov 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't give non answers. My answer is and was very clear. Windows 7 is not like XP, you don't need to do all those tweaks and on top of that Windows 7 doesn't want all those tweaks done. You will spend more time trying to undo things you did than just starting over and leave such things alone. No tune up programs, registry fixers and their is absolutely no gain in speed by messing with Windows 7 Services.
I have no idea what a power user is.
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14 Nov 2012   #7
mharris672

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Agree with Jaxel

I agree with Jaxel. I'm suddenly having the same issue on initial boot-up, yet no other problems since I'm the only user account, and an administrator. One would think there's a quick-fix for this, though I'm currently baffled by it. I refuse to re-install Win7 or re-format, or delete my profile, etc. This should be a simple fix, but I've yet to figure it out. I've tried virtually all recommendations too... to no avail. An experienced user does not just "leave services alone." There is much to improve from a base/stock installation on a CPU/workstation. There are also various desires/requirements for each individual user. Modifying services and cleaning-up software, start-up programs, etc. is often essential.
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14 Nov 2012   #8
mharris672

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think this started happening on my machine after I disabled all the HP startup programs within the System Configuration startup tab. Clicked the startup button, bottom left circle in Win7, then typed msconfig (as usual). I want minimum startup programs running (and don't want all that HP junk). A future issue to modify is all the junk within Task Manager (automated tasks, etc.)...these should be minimized too.
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14 Nov 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Star Up Programs, HP Services or Start Up Programs from 3rd party programs and Services from 3rd parties is completely different from Windows 7 Services.
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14 Nov 2012   #10
mharris672

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
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Not true. Right click on 'My Computer' then click on 'Manage' -- then select 'Services' -- On HP machines there are at least 3 "HP..." services listed. There are also other third-party programs which add their own custom 'services' in order to run or automate their programs (for instance 'Comodo' system clean-up program adds a service). Of course the administrator should be able to go-into services and enable or disable any of them, etc. In this particular case, the Group Policy Client service is not allowing anyong (even administrators) to adjust it's settings within services. I can send a screen-capture/snapshot of my services window, if desired.
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