Windows 10: Any way to check for altered group policy entries en masse?

Discus and support Any way to check for altered group policy entries en masse? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So after some errors in my event viewer, and some changes I made years ago that were probably not well thought out, I'd like to take stock. I know i... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by klepp0906, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. klepp0906 Win User

    Any way to check for altered group policy entries en masse?


    So after some errors in my event viewer, and some changes I made years ago that were probably not well thought out, I'd like to take stock.

    I know i could technically go through and check every single folder and entry in group policy to see whats changed, but id prefer if i could automate this somehow.

    Someone mentioned checking the event viewers security log but mine has been cleared a dozen times over.

    Hoping there is some script floating around or easy way to simply see what policies ARENT set to "not configured" or something along those lines.

    :)
     
    klepp0906, Feb 4, 2020
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  2. Failed to connect to the group policy client services

    Hi Mukul,

    Thank you for posting in Community. I understand your concern and we will try to assist you in the best way we can.

    The issue that you are facing may be due to the reasons stated below:

    · User Profile Service or Group Policy Client service stopped working.

    · Antivirus software conflicts.

    · I would suggest that you first check if the services for Group Policy are running.

    To do so follow the steps mentioned below
    :


    • Find the Group Policy Client service.
    • Right click on the service, and click on Properties.
    • The service status should be started and startup type
      automatic, if not, change the values accordingly, then click Apply and then OK.
    • Press Windows + R key and type "services.msc" and press enter.

    Let us know if this helps.
     
    Akheel Ahmed, Feb 4, 2020
    #2
  3. Allan Mej Win User
    GROUP POLICIES IN WINDOWS 10

    You can change Group Policies by opening Group Policy Editor first. You can open it by following these steps:

    • Log in an administrator account. If you are already logged in as an administrator, proceed to step 2.
    • Press Windows + R to open Run.
    • Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

    After opening Group Policy Editor, you can now make the necessary changes that you want.

    Should you have more concerns, feel free to post.

    Regards.
     
    Allan Mej, Feb 4, 2020
    #3
  4. Any way to check for altered group policy entries en masse?

    Couldn't connect to windows group policy service????

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing as with error: Couldn't connect to windows group policy service, we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know when exactly you received this error code?

    This issue might have occurred due to corrupted user profile, User Profile Service or Group Policy Client service stopped working, or Antivirus software conflicts.

    I suggest you to check with the following and check if it helps.

    Group Policy Client service, this service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computers and users through the Group Policy component. If the service is disabled
    the settings will be applied and applications and components will not be manageable through Group Policy.

    Step 1: Stop the Group Policy Client service.

    • Press Windows Key + R on the keyboard and type
      services.msc
      , Services window gets opened.
    • Search for Group Policy Client service, right click on it and click on
      Stop.
    • Restart the computer.

    Step 2: Start
    the service and set it to Automatic:

    • Press Windows Key + R on the keyboard and type
      services.msc
      , Services window gets opened.
    • Search for Group Policy Client service, right click on it and click on
      Properties.
    • Start the service, set
      Startup type to Automatic.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Feb 4, 2020
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