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Group Policy Client Service in Windows 8 crashing

Posted on 2014-02-07
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I recently subscribed to a company that runs checks on my customers computers.  I have a couple of computers with a failing service "Group Policy Client" running Windows 8.  What is this service doing, especially with a stand-alone pc.  Is there an issue with this service on Windows 8?  I bet I can disable this service but would really like to figure out why it is failing.

Any ideas?
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by:Peter Hutchison
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The GP Client is used a apply group policies to PCs. Group policies apply registry changes for users and computers and can also auto-install applicaitions and run scripts.
Group Policies are usually used in a Active Directory site.  For standalone PCs, it is not required to run, although you can change local settings via GPEdit.msc console.

The service is dependant on networking, the 'Mup' and RPC services.
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I found out to a call to Microsoft that this is the normal for the Group Policy Client Service to act this way, to run on demand.
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I found out the reason by calling Microsoft and provided the answer
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