"Group Policy Client - gpsvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Group Policy Client" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Group Policy Client" service related to gpsvc.dll?

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A

"Group Policy Client" is a Windows 7 service that "The service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computer and users through the Group Policy component. If the service is stopped or disabled, the settings will not be applied and applications and components will not be manageable through Group Policy. Any components or applications that depend on the Group Policy component might not be functional if the service is stopped or disabled." "Group Policy Client" service is provided by gpsvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Group Policy Client" service:

Service name: gpsvc
Display name: Group Policy Client
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Mup
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Group Policy Client" service is provided by a DLL file called: gpsvc.dll:

Name: gpsvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\gpsvc.dll
Description: Group Policy Client
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 579 KB (593,408 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:19:09 AM

Disabling "Group Policy Client" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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