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Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service.

Posted on 2012-12-20
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I recently did a clean install with Windows 7 64 on a machine that is part of a workgroup, but not part of a domain. Now I get this message when I boot up: "Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system." Does anyone have any idea how to prevent the message from popping up?
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by:cbmm
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Are you able to logon with the administrator account?
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by:kentcrane
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Yes, I am the only user on this computer and only have one user account which is of course the administrator account.
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Change the workgroup and add another user with admin rights
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by:kentcrane
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I changed the workgroup and added another user with admin rights, but get the same message regardless of which user I log in with
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The problem was solved by replacing the memory on the motherboard and doing a clean install of the operating system.
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The problem was solved by replacing the memory on the motherboard and doing a clean install of the operating system.
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