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Group Policy Client - Won't Start

Posted on 2013-02-07
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Hi.

We have a machine running Windows 7 Home Premium. When trying to log into any account other than the administrator the following message is given:

Could not connect to Group Policy Client service. Please consult your system administrator

When looking in Services the Group Policy Client is set to automatic but is not running. The start option is greyed out greyed out so I can't simply start it. Have checked dependencies and they are all running.

Have tried starting through command prompt with "net start gpsvs" but get get this error:

System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.

Running from an Administrator account with an administrative command prompt.

Also tried running system file checker but no integrity violations were found.
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by:Thomas Grassi
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First off Group Policy is not available on Windows 7 Home Premium

Very strange that your user accounts would be looking for group policy

When logged on as administrator do the following

Open command prompt
 Type "netsh"
 Type "winsock reset"
 
Log off and try to relogin as regular user
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We managed to get a System Restore running which solved the problem.
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by:KTBerwick
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System restore solved the issue.
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