Fix Netlogon.adml Errors

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

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

File info

General information
Filename Netlogon.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 46428
Oldest file 2008-01-21
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Netlogon.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 Netlogon.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: 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\
  • Windows 8.1: ---

If the steps did not solve your Netlogon.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 Netlogon.adml
System Windows 10
File size 46428 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 b6cb2af44b11487f92d14a3e9b7b4f70
SHA1 dcfc1f715bd49d62021568f76d8cd3bbb85d01cf
SHA256 14b401fbe6f5fd279430d383196f16ac0d93ee665d0225c7f2c4c3dd56d7b847
CRC32 fa998755
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Netlogon.adml
System Windows 8
File size 44693 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 06646ac4f82c64147da035a175af1c29
SHA1 76c0dfac43eb6eee2fe675d1a1c624d5f1a62516
SHA256 6564db3b4c3c7d969cc2a2e07aa3a82562a9dfe2ccc2922c31e8a959f5332f54
CRC32 223351d0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Netlogon.adml
System Windows 7
File size 38687 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d771f151b876890478a2a5a5d1ee0719
SHA1 3c703ec0f6a213d168411e0254eced7ac9bf0929
SHA256 0f8111d6c95c3914178b13b75c8e31795771916349843fae4f2debb2a9844c4d
CRC32 a903deb4
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Netlogon.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 38692 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1971798ddff64579ae543e54bac22cdd
SHA1 188f40cf019d1f6d8410a4f4f63ef7b59b07d043
SHA256 47327021df040bb0eb2b0adaf4a496ea8b023545661de552610547f826981c70
CRC32 f51e7ae0
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Netlogon.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 46428 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 b6cb2af44b11487f92d14a3e9b7b4f70
SHA1 dcfc1f715bd49d62021568f76d8cd3bbb85d01cf
SHA256 14b401fbe6f5fd279430d383196f16ac0d93ee665d0225c7f2c4c3dd56d7b847
CRC32 fa998755
Example file location ---