Update - happened again this afternoon,
MS online via chat
Stopped all 3rd party services
Suggested a registry fix - that may help
Windows 8, group policy client service failed sign in - Microsoft Community
Although my working PC windows 10 - does not have the 2nd entry
have not changed the registry - i guess will do next time around
I setup a HP Desktop 550-111a last weekend 28/11/15 with windows 10
Setup restore point, and installed various programs WLM and Openoffice
On the Monday , had a call - the PC reported a "Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system." message
I remotely looked at a couple of things and decided a restore maybe in order or repair
So Advised to Hold the Shift Key and Restart
As the PC shut down - it mentioned Updating
and so when the trouble shooting screen eventuality appeared - I decided just to continue to windows
And the PC worked fine
and has been used every day - upto yesterday , when he got the same error message and symptoms
So i decided to do the same restart Shift Key & Restart
The PC restarted fine, no error message - so the Shift Key + restart , fixes something/
I decided to look into the issue a bit further
As updating had been mentioned last week, i thought I would start there
Indeed Windows update had failed
and I noticed that the Windows defender had two entries for the 30th and also for yesterday.
The Update also had a button for a retry
Which I did - and then the 10586 upgrade started to install
I have allowed this to run and install - so all the issues maybe solved
I had to enable restore - as this appears to be off by default !!!!!!
and also re-associate OpenOffice with MSfiles, as they went back to Office - which We had not installed !!!!
Anyone have an idea what the cause of
"Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system."
Maybe - in case it re-appears
I'm do not have access to the PC , as it is at a friends house who lives a distance from me.