Q about group policies

December 18, 2016 at 10:12:51
Specs: several
Windows 10 Home, used by me alone.

As I understand it, group policies can be and are applied to
my computer despite Group Policy Editor not being present.
A service named "Group Policy Client" runs automatically.
Is there a relatively easy way for me to discover exactly what
group policies are installed?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#1
December 18, 2016 at 10:20:24
None. Group policies are a property of a domain, and Win10 Home can't be domained.

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#2
December 18, 2016 at 16:44:31
Then what is the purpose of the Group Policy Client service?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
December 19, 2016 at 10:43:26
Windows both notifies and waits for Group Policy during a user logon. If the system's not on a domain, GP's role isn't much more than acknowledging that notification so the user's logon can keep going. If you disable the service, non-admins aren't going to get into Windows, and admins are going to get a warning every time they log in.

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#4
December 19, 2016 at 13:40:47
Thank you! So it stops running if the computer is not part of a domain?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
December 19, 2016 at 19:09:01
It's always running, but it's not doing anything.

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#6
December 19, 2016 at 23:34:06
Group Policy Client is set for Automatic (Trigger Start) on
my computer, but it isn't currently running.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
December 23, 2016 at 08:54:24
Nobody wants to try to contradict Razor?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
December 23, 2016 at 10:00:38
*shrug* If you insist.

In my case, it's nigh unkillable and you have to be quite enthusiastic to keep it from starting. I chalk it up to the difference between Pro and Home.

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