How to Repair KDC.adml? Download Now

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename KDC.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 12010
Oldest file 2012-07-26
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to KDC.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 KDC.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of KDC.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\

If the steps did not solve your KDC.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 KDC.adml
System Windows 10
File size 12010 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 8feec37bd9e5b404821198ff02256cb1
SHA1 675ae2b9aafc58912ce7d287584e165cd006d492
SHA256 c3d03c8b728efdd51e30cc01d6d5aee5a20dc0f6e64965fa8bafa4052a66cc0a
CRC32 8b1cd228
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename KDC.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 10440 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7783b0d4b182be9230a649d6e8dc56ad
SHA1 215263a87f861bd2d8263bad8011c5dda0357beb
SHA256 db2f6e21fdb453cd8e67c278038547d12eb5c58c1d0280776670d618aeded64f
CRC32 88d1291e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename KDC.adml
System Windows 8
File size 9448 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 35b5f2360f9fd639507dfb6a318db9ae
SHA1 04a10bb4a359146c4f6b7ebdc2e4f59738ca218b
SHA256 6fb68eab5d703251ca2c287d21818edad58a1597407f2af14da34e44b70c0a16
CRC32 d41e0a68
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\