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Group Policy Client - Windows 10 Service

The service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computer and users through the Group Policy component. If the service is 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 disabled.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
1507 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1511 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1607 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1703 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1709 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Group Policy Client
Service name:gpsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
File:%WinDir%\System32\gpsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:ProfSvc_Group
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreatePermanentPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeCreatePagefilePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Group Policy Client service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Group Policy Client fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the gpsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Group Policy Client is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Group Policy Client

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreGroupPolicyClientWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the gpsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.