Repair and Download CredSsp.adml Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing CredSsp.adml files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent CredSsp.adml file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

CredSsp.adml file Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of CredSsp.adml related errors on your device. You can also download CredSsp.adml file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename CredSsp.adml
File extension ADML
Type System
Description Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 20166
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

There are various types of errors related to CredSsp.adml file. CredSsp.adml file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to CredSsp.adml file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • CredSsp.adml is corrupted
  • CredSsp.adml cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - CredSsp.adml
  • CredSsp.adml file error
  • CredSsp.adml file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register CredSsp.adml file:
  • CredSsp.adml file could not be loaded
  • CredSsp.adml file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because CredSsp.adml file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to CredSsp.adml can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing CredSsp.adml file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

CredSsp.adml file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with CredSsp.adml file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to CredSsp.adml file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of CredSsp.adml or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to CredSsp.adml file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the CredSsp.adml file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the CredSsp.adml file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the CredSsp.adml file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace CredSsp.adml file

The last solution is to manually download and replace CredSsp.adml file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded CredSsp.adml file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of CredSsp.adml file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\

If the steps did not solve your CredSsp.adml file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename CredSsp.adml
System Windows 10
File size 20166 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 99c926e808d40829c1dd66c3f7284a99
SHA1 fd98dac95fab651ccb8d5b24098cbbffcca2fc48
SHA256 f369d12450a9d3dac7ca621e352ec3fbf246504ddd070b547badbf8b1b1d216f
CRC32 9bcf2254
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename CredSsp.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 18207 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 5a2362633dfe6857b586d4581909ddd0
SHA1 cf9394a14cd9fb6bec74a1df2608cd363b435bc8
SHA256 b8a225edf811bb20a31a78e71f7dbdb66e81d9f812a11c120bf5b73cf72ca3d1
CRC32 e69faf82
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename CredSsp.adml
System Windows 8
File size 16842 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 e40a3c9d5fe2cbf019b3117d71773a0e
SHA1 16c08323b544f77b706f2722149b86eeaf4a0cbb
SHA256 50821f0115012853ee07aa5184a864282232d3dea00242712ba94166bde0544f
CRC32 a3b95452
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename CredSsp.adml
System Windows 7
File size 16003 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d627eda95bd1ecc054f1b4ef22af14b9
SHA1 6f989ff9bbc222a9ce9e93a89dac66f91a8a1f81
SHA256 ee81341f08e56cad0872c910aa5164fbd53b4ffa5d157398076cc4bf1688cf14
CRC32 e078a320
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename CredSsp.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 16161 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 969e0395c857c10593ae697fce0cb541
SHA1 d35eedf58216a0939acdaffdbf01c780cf073e20
SHA256 50a60ec1726c0143c1e581cd3e05ad3ea1ad5b5a5d41b754334f423ec6307ec7
CRC32 b1c72a51
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\