How to Download and Fix InetRes.adml?

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

InetRes.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 InetRes.adml related errors on your device. You can also download InetRes.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 InetRes.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 456381
Oldest file 2008-01-21
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to InetRes.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 InetRes.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of InetRes.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 InetRes.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 InetRes.adml
System Windows 10
File size 456381 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 d22cfae822be6947140786e750683e28
SHA1 af5e029c5872c282b939545de39f621e43cbc42b
SHA256 c7a93423fa58dae46b0fab580ebf977e64f2de32858ac7747d6ba7c4ff8fe243
CRC32 7305dce0
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename InetRes.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 443449 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 29a6d5ddf5c468f35763b51f95516ba5
SHA1 024633d081ba4da0596eedf36a9890ee29374c59
SHA256 b3ec02488ae0f32eb4b0aaafcaae4c7c7b63beab393ae4910c5dec4dd99ce88b
CRC32 3e0c9235
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename InetRes.adml
System Windows 8
File size 427895 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d8a5bc6c446c922ab4f99f2a6307e9ce
SHA1 7d8c30b63e09307e2bf0d839979f15092db06a90
SHA256 9f1f7de42a79f49cfd54fb0b5014d606a17f38601c494e3e9a6dc79cb261fb7a
CRC32 a5d7b96b
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename InetRes.adml
System Windows 7
File size 545454 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2b930dbdcfebfce588df6ce97c67fce4
SHA1 f052ab61b262cf20a40d75f1b428796979a821f0
SHA256 259726eadae5a212b8d5586526f36003fc240206917af0dd6272bc97a09bfada
CRC32 f1ee54cc
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename InetRes.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 506866 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 98ef440f54dcb6915906a422a4ae66a6
SHA1 a879adf5eecd59624883ccc9c7236aa792ae24ba
SHA256 5b11b52516add0dc758bfd362f7cf1d5e214a3b7f1b149b5dc64941ba6a4b3cf
CRC32 22e8b582
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\