How to Repair GroupPolicy.adml? Download Now

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

GroupPolicy.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 GroupPolicy.adml related errors on your device. You can also download GroupPolicy.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 GroupPolicy.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 66607
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to GroupPolicy.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 GroupPolicy.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of GroupPolicy.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 GroupPolicy.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 GroupPolicy.adml
System Windows 10
File size 66607 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 b8650c95c873cddd9e581e3254dcf2b3
SHA1 3342ef0401e70eea5e401b690f5a568ff794ee27
SHA256 07eef7757cc0b4dd559c80da5164c09f21580847285c5c03a4f1132b3b43b7b4
CRC32 af377c4d
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename GroupPolicy.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 60292 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3ec08bdffa220598c2fe18e65dc57f55
SHA1 7e91322da98daa4f971a0ceee5589d0aa601a40e
SHA256 bf01a53e4dd9d9a982152bb2af4f6b78db2e6b26d0e3f80d192ac647fafd3261
CRC32 f0fb28b3
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename GroupPolicy.adml
System Windows 8
File size 54455 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 cfa71b8c62e8dd8f8ad04ffec2c9c261
SHA1 6227aa81ee147a0a6044b81ddcac4cfe4cb215bd
SHA256 8858e69a2bb4c5b3fe0b9a9a91725fdd684a05afff04cd5c1f0f47fbb5b41378
CRC32 659a82ea
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename GroupPolicy.adml
System Windows 7
File size 47802 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6263729ee2d174772aeec9d13164cec5
SHA1 285c22904fc0dc1b04741b0aafdd4b42d3cfd505
SHA256 cf472cf3923dc81a9ffe7eee3c054119818edaa3a4663007667e0f3b8bf4d694
CRC32 778ae845
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename GroupPolicy.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 47761 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d76b3a7c417003cc48300318b01f3dc2
SHA1 707fb489799416def919f7f108c019f8369e1c75
SHA256 3da257db3bc2fde975e5af16156590d84eb796d08bd5c8c0291f24641d062eb2
CRC32 86930736
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\