MSI.adml Troubleshoot and Download

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

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

File info

General information
Filename MSI.adml
File extension ADML
Type System
Description Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 30569
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
MSI.adml

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

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

MSI.adml

Error

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

OK

Problems related to MSI.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 MSI.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your MSI.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 MSI.adml
System Windows 10
File size 30569 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 281e7ffccbcb02fc616febf6f291b411
SHA1 eb918dda656626758f3b4b993c12cb04ba7f18e3
SHA256 bea0490ca9e830b84869a273d0011683a54fa4e92e0eff63b9f123cfffc40c60
CRC32 3f2fe414
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename MSI.adml
System Windows 7
File size 28720 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6bf589d053281ba2a9278b70863f91dc
SHA1 2603e5afaf03b988d5f3e602b89bafa4d1770be9
SHA256 3d4aedd74e525d210f943f2de1a94910d7bbaac3e133f17f1a6ee1b08c0f30fc
CRC32 5b27e355
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename MSI.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 28702 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 55c9fe9e4b96c3192bcdeb7d76f00bc0
SHA1 d6350b5b3f718aa7a1dff0dab15a2761180681bd
SHA256 0ea82fc8aab6a8bce3c6cb3d4cfed72ca12c112f333fc275686c591441c83671
CRC32 f0af3f0b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename MSI.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 30569 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 281e7ffccbcb02fc616febf6f291b411
SHA1 eb918dda656626758f3b4b993c12cb04ba7f18e3
SHA256 bea0490ca9e830b84869a273d0011683a54fa4e92e0eff63b9f123cfffc40c60
CRC32 3f2fe414
Example file location ---
Filename MSI.adml
System Windows 8
File size 30569 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 281e7ffccbcb02fc616febf6f291b411
SHA1 eb918dda656626758f3b4b993c12cb04ba7f18e3
SHA256 bea0490ca9e830b84869a273d0011683a54fa4e92e0eff63b9f123cfffc40c60
CRC32 3f2fe414
Example file location ---