What is Gpsvc log?

What is Gpsvc log?

This guide outlines basic steps used to troubleshoot Group Policy application errors using the Group Policy Service Debug logs (gpsvc. log). The gpsvc log has evolved from the User Environment Debug Logs (userenv log) in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 but the basics are still there and the pattern is the same.

What is Gpsvc service?

Description. This Windows service is responsible for applying settings configured by administrators for the computer and users through the Group Policy component. If the service is stopped or disabled, the settings will not be applied and applications and components will not be manageable through Group Policy.

How do I view Group Policy logs?

The Group Policy Operational logs are displayed in the Operational object under the Applications and Services > Microsoft > Windows > GroupPolicy directory in Event Viewer. Group Policy stores some events in the Security channel of the Windows Event Log.

How do I debug GPO?

You activate Preference debug logging through Group Policy. Preference debug logging policy settings are located under the Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy node when editing a Group Policy object. You can individually enable each preference client-side extension.

Where do I find the gpsvc.log file?

After the restart, Group Policy Client service will record the extended debug information to the file gpsvc.log (WINDIR%\\debug\sermode\\gpsvc.log) For reference, here is an piece of gpsvc.log:

When did Group Policy troubleshooting start in gpsvc?

The gpsvc log has evolved from the User Environment Debug Logs (userenv log) in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 but the basics are still there and the pattern is the same. There are also changes from 2008 to 2012 in the logging itself but they are minor and will not prevent you from understanding your first steps in analyzing the debug logs.

How to configure the Windows firewall log?

Click OK twice. 1 Click the tab that corresponds to the network location type. 2 Under Logging, click Customize. 3 The default path for the log is %windir%\\system32\\logfiles\\firewall\\pfirewall.log. 4 The default maximum file size for the log is 4,096 kilobytes (KB).

How is GPO logging used in Windows XP?

The debug log Userenv.log (%Systemroot%[&Debug&]UserModeUserenv.log) could be used to thoroughly analyze the application of GPO in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Using this Group Policy logging, you could track the order and time of applying group policies, find the policies that slow down the booting and solve other GPO related problems.