1.    18 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Professional (i.e., Windows 10), build 9600

    Group Policy Client service failed the sign-in

    From a cold boot: it took 4-5 minutes. Disk was active, but not taking a dump (observed disk activity light). Got message "The Group Policy Client service failed the sign-in., The universal unique identifier (UUID) type is not supported." I just sat there with that message being displayed, and no apparent disk activity.

    I held the power button down, it powered down, and I restarted with no problem.

    Should I be concerned?

    System specs (my profile on this forum is for another desktop): Windows 10 Pro (but Belarc's Security Advisor says it is Windows 8.1 Professional (x64)(build 9600). So, I've not had the latest update nor the "anniversary" update.
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  2.    18 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,083
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Should I be concerned?
    If it repeats, maybe. Some older pages that may help explain:
    How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process
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  3.    18 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Professional (i.e., Windows 10), build 9600

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Thanks, Berton: I'll close this issue out for now. Read the stuff, checked the Group Policy Client Properties, they seem OK.
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