How do I enable Gpsvc logs?

How do I enable Gpsvc logs?

On the client where the GPO Problem occurs follow these steps to enable Group Policy Service debug logging.

  1. Click Start , click Run , type regedit, and then click OK .
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.

Where is Gpsvc located?

Group Policy stores Group Policy Client Service (GPSVC) and Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) logs, in the %windir%\debugsermode directory. The following configuration uses the im_file module to collect GPMC and GPSVC logs from the above mentioned %windir%\debugsermode directory.

What is GPS VC?

GPSVC is the short form for Group Policy Client Service. It is a DLL type of file. This Windows service application file comes in handy for configuring the settings which have been modified by the administrator or by some other user and the configured settings need to be applied in the system.

What is Gpsvc log?

You can also enable a similar debug log of Group Policy Client Service (GPSVC) in Windows 7. This undocumented feature of enabling an extended log of GPO usage is also available in Windows 8, 10 and Windows Server 2008/2012. You can enable the GPO debug logging in the registry.

What is Gpsvc stand for?

User cannot logon to the computer due to the GPSVC (Group Policy Client service) connection error on one of the computers running Windows 10.

How do I trace Group Policy?


  1. Create a new GPO and link it to the OU where the troublesome computers are located:
  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Group Policy > Logging and Tracing:
  3. Double-click the relevant setting eg.
  4. Set this to Enabled and select On for Tracing:

Are Group Policy changes logged?

Group Policy-related events are recorded in the security log on the Microsoft Windows Server domain controller. By reviewing these logs, IT administrators can audit changes to Group Policy.

How do I monitor Group Policy changes?

Navigate to Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer. Filter the events for event ID 5136 as this gives the list of Group Policy changes, value changes, and GPO link changes.