Troubleshoot DnsClient.adml Errors and Download File

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

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

File info

General information
Filename DnsClient.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 31344
Oldest file 2009-04-11
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to DnsClient.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 DnsClient.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: 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\
  • Windows 8.1: ---

If the steps did not solve your DnsClient.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 DnsClient.adml
System Windows 10
File size 31344 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7b88f32185e7aee9d215d367f531c628
SHA1 086e5d851cbd967e907a54539da3de95f2f53916
SHA256 a60ea72f20c54dc7362cb26a10970b4bedac5e257e20317bd2caca1e289db08d
CRC32 00a19196
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DnsClient.adml
System Windows 8
File size 31340 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4c2971bd28a23a849c1b457324c4ece7
SHA1 7bb461d407f8618ab023cb157a9656198205bfb4
SHA256 4f76f69caf363d277ba6c6ffafd04b838284acce85b57b842982f930fc2e7132
CRC32 2583a1df
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DnsClient.adml
System Windows 7
File size 25942 bytes
Date 2011-04-12
File details
MD5 ba9be5efec0f443fa0633883be278e93
SHA1 918250f37db0dbe037ae22e9cf9f695eb7b8f631
SHA256 f580184465b3999a7b45bff95ad9ab4ed4a2f2bc9397719c5aa0d9b2c6f2c187
CRC32 e0e33504
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DnsClient.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 25479 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0ef0573c0d17aa1621515a58f952e3e7
SHA1 e784d5c139dd358a9c35654b15514b93bd3f6e02
SHA256 1ce88d570c1b1de9f6a7466fd85902c767099cab991cf9cfa3f620c179928b16
CRC32 4e0e68dd
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DnsClient.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 31344 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7b88f32185e7aee9d215d367f531c628
SHA1 086e5d851cbd967e907a54539da3de95f2f53916
SHA256 a60ea72f20c54dc7362cb26a10970b4bedac5e257e20317bd2caca1e289db08d
CRC32 00a19196
Example file location ---