DFS.adml - Repair Issues and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing DFS.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 DFS.adml file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

DFS.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 DFS.adml related errors on your device. You can also download DFS.adml file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

File info

General information
Filename DFS.adml
File extension ADML
Type System
Description Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 1550
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
DFS.adml

There are various types of errors related to DFS.adml file. DFS.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 DFS.adml file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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

DFS.adml

Error

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

OK

Problems related to DFS.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 DFS.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.

DFS.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 DFS.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 DFS.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 DFS.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 DFS.adml file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the DFS.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 DFS.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 DFS.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 DFS.adml file

The last solution is to manually download and replace DFS.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 DFS.adml file.

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

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

If the steps did not solve your DFS.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 DFS.adml
System Windows 10
File size 1550 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 59649458234fa8ec0fa1ccf6d1a1f000
SHA1 fa84dc8c633ac66d93c2cc4ca82973690cc01b06
SHA256 7c621bdfa9aafbb72c6e3eaa6bd9dadb9b87b76ff3085c3ab85f94a4ba74148b
CRC32 40a34fd0
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DFS.adml
System Windows 7
File size 1507 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d127de350e5f822dcfc1650138ae7640
SHA1 c8af28170cb89088799003fafc8bb165fb591f1f
SHA256 c6c4d73ee1265940517d892e5db445809e6371ea0f17cf4b32c5d6dba80b849c
CRC32 bbaa89c1
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DFS.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 1550 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 59649458234fa8ec0fa1ccf6d1a1f000
SHA1 fa84dc8c633ac66d93c2cc4ca82973690cc01b06
SHA256 7c621bdfa9aafbb72c6e3eaa6bd9dadb9b87b76ff3085c3ab85f94a4ba74148b
CRC32 40a34fd0
Example file location ---
Filename DFS.adml
System Windows 8
File size 1550 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 59649458234fa8ec0fa1ccf6d1a1f000
SHA1 fa84dc8c633ac66d93c2cc4ca82973690cc01b06
SHA256 7c621bdfa9aafbb72c6e3eaa6bd9dadb9b87b76ff3085c3ab85f94a4ba74148b
CRC32 40a34fd0
Example file location ---
Filename DFS.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 1507 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d127de350e5f822dcfc1650138ae7640
SHA1 c8af28170cb89088799003fafc8bb165fb591f1f
SHA256 c6c4d73ee1265940517d892e5db445809e6371ea0f17cf4b32c5d6dba80b849c
CRC32 bbaa89c1
Example file location ---