Fix: The Group Policy Client Service Failed The Logon In Windows 8

In Windows 8, you can face different types of issues while logging in to your user account. Today in this article we’ll discuss about one of these errors. It is about the failure of Group Policy Client service while logging into Windows 8 using standard user account. When we tried to log on using the administrator account on the same system, it lets us to enter in. Here is the screenshot of error we just received on the issued computer:

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As you can see in the above error image, there is no help about this issue offered. You just have the OK button there which links you nowhere. So how do we fix this issue? Well as usual, the fix for this problem follows the procedure to modify registry entries. Since you’re able to log in as the administrator, you can follow the steps mentioned below, thus you can consequently fix the issue and then log in, as the standard user account as well.

The Group Policy Client Service Failed The Logon

1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

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2. Navigate to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gpsvc

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3. You don’t need to modify anything under the key mentioned above. Just make sure that it is intact there properly. Next, you should locate this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost

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4. Now create a multi-string value in the right pane of this location and name it as GPSvcGroup and associate the Value data GPSvc with it. Moving on create a new sub key to the Svchost key (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost) and name it as GPSvcGroup.

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5. Finally, came to the right pane of this so created sub key GPSvcGroup and create following two DWORDs with corresponding Value data:

AuthenticationCapabilities    -    12320   (Use Decimal base)

ColnitializeSecurityParam      -    1

Now close the Registry Editor and reboot and verify the status of the issue. Your problem should be fixed by now.

Hope this helps!

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP in Windows - Consumer and a Microsoft Content Creator. He recommends that you create a system restore point first before tweaking the registry.
  • Darren Walsh

    off topic here but how do you have the aero enabled on the screenshots ??

  • http://www.thewindowsclub.com Anand Khanse
  • engineer

    best solution
    very good work u have done

    thanks

  • Kesarvani

    But to login to the system as error itself states that we can not login to the machine.Then do we reach the run prompt in the first place.I had only one admin account(no user account) and facing this issue.tried to login using safe mode but dont know the procedure or steps.pls help

  • Kesarvani

    Pls provide the same simple steps as provided above.
    using Windows 7.Have only one account as admin and getting issues on that only.
    Not able to login to the machine in normal or safe mode.in all he modes it asks for user id,password.once I provide that it throughs an error message.
    solution u provided is easy and simple to understand but only when you are able to reach the run prompt(Windows key + R)

  • Celi S

    Thank you soooo much!! I know nothing about this kind of stuff, but I followed your step-by-step and it worked!

  • http://www.kapilarya.com/ Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help :)

  • Laura Greenwell

    This worked the first time this happened, but everything is still in place and it doesn’t want to work twice

  • Michael

    Thanks so much, this is a great detailed way of fixing group policy client error. This worked first time and like everyone else, he has written a brilliant fix.
    Again, thanks you so much.

  • http://www.kapilarya.com/ Kapil Arya

    ^^ Thanks for awesome feedback :)

  • Joshua

    Good day. I made the fix noted above and have confirmed everything was in place still after booting. However, my standard accounts are still unable to login. Has anyone had this fix not work, and if so, is there a further step or additional fix which may work?

  • PCWorxLA

    After being told by the “tech support” in the local Micro$oft $tore that they would have to keep my Windows 8.1 laptop for at least 48 hours to fix the problem and I would possibly loose all my data or at least all additionally installed programs, I tried those two registry entries and it seemed to work just fine.

  • Pat

    Thank you – this worked for me!!

  • rustygh

    Very Awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time.

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