Windows couldn't connect to the Group Policy service - Windows 10
Posted on 2016-07-28
A Windows 10 user encounters the following message when logging into his computer:
"Windows couldn't connect to the Group Policy Client service. Please consult your system administrator."
I have performed the following to resolve:
1. Open regedit
2. Navigate to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SVCHOST
3. Create multi-string value named GPSvcGroup and assign it value GPSvc
4. Create a key (a folder) and name it GPSvcGroup
5. Open the newly-created GPSvcGroup folder and create 2 DWORD values:
First called AuthenticationCapabilities with a value of 0x00003020 (or 12320 in decimal)
Second is called CoInitializeSecurityParam with a value of 1
performed a full system malware scan, disjoined/rejoined the domain, recreated the user's profile and completed sfc /scannow on the affected computer.
The issue persists. Please advise.