Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Cannot Connect To Group Policy Client Service.

20 Feb 2013   #11

Windows 7 64 bit

NOTE: If you see any links or 'tips' in my message below, those are third-party ads automatically inserted by this forum. I HAVE NO AFFILIATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WITH THOSE LINKS!

How did I find the solution? I had another laptop which was healthy, and Group Policy Client service was running fine there. When banging my head against the wall trying to fix the issue, I came across the link I posted in my original post. After reading it, it was sort of a light bulb thing - I figured out, that SVCHOST must have missing start-up parameters somewhere. I found from the linked article where those parameters should be. The rest was easy - I just looked what was the keys on a healthy PC and re-created them on the faulty one. The result is documented above ;-)

Oh, yes, I also checked values on Win 7 Professional and Enterprise PCs, and confirmed that they are all the same.

Regarding Windows Updates - I wouldn't suggest avoiding them - many cover significant security holes.

What strikes me most is that this issue was out there for at least 3 years (I tracked it back to Vista), and it is wide-spread (I had to post my solution to good dozen of threads in different forums), but no one at Microsoft got to the root cause of it, not mentioning posting a fix.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Cannot Connect To Group Policy Client Service.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Group Policy Client Service
What is it? How did it get activated? Do I need it? If not, how do I get rid of it? I have never heard of it before. This is a single user computer. No Homegrouping. Asus G72 Gamer's Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
General Discussion
Cannot connect to the Group Policy Client service
Hi all, I have a problem with very annoying pop-up that appears on every system startup. It is titled: "Failed to connect to a windows service" and it's written: "Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system. As...
General Discussion
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,...
General Discussion
The group policy client service failed the logon
Hello everyone ! Im using win 7 professional x64! i was stupid deleted some files like ( ntuser.dat ... ) in C:\User\Username folder And now , i can not log in to my desktop screen. I took most 7hrs to searched and tried tried tried , but i did not work. 1. I can not create New Profile when...
BSOD Help and Support
Cannot connect to Windows Group Policy Client Service
I got a call from my wife saying... Hannah (my 1 year old daughter) did something to the computer. LOL When I got home the PC now says " Windows could not connect to the group policy client service" Also I have no sound and it says no sound is enabled, but in my device manager it shows all...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+