Troubleshoot msched.adml Errors and Download File

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

msched.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 msched.adml related errors on your device. You can also download msched.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 msched.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 3455
Oldest file 2012-07-26
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to msched.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 msched.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of msched.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 msched.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 msched.adml
System Windows 10
File size 3455 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 8da50b48a55a8918601157c1255e840d
SHA1 ac0aaaff33cea5698c1f94ca3752c937cf5e6348
SHA256 ae9b4968cc1d3d991261d96b22fc8576354cabd779eea1eabf366f1edae5de3f
CRC32 7a4ff71f
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename msched.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 3422 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 224beabeb0b0c06f17cd758d7f5ca442
SHA1 5d6443e03f0345b93561d2958c725e963ce1ebcd
SHA256 c65da0df5066f72eff8b61edf4f7b900650462fe38260c98c43a2dfcbeef8634
CRC32 b7f398a8
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename msched.adml
System Windows 8
File size 3491 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 80110e1dfed2eb8c45cc05e23920fdc9
SHA1 285fd564139ccb29e1c37e376c63cffe88b78e9c
SHA256 418969dd0d4c4eb342fdd514b453bc5d3fecbbd657e36759dc65246a281e5919
CRC32 83c977cd
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\