How to Repair pca.adml? Download Now

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

pca.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 pca.adml related errors on your device. You can also download pca.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.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename pca.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 6236
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
pca.adml

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

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

pca.adml

Error

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

OK

Problems related to pca.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 pca.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of pca.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 pca.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 pca.adml
System Windows 10
File size 6236 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 78021a8deb0981dd65154025032bb7d5
SHA1 5b59f46a232e9752d6405949564b435d1ad709b5
SHA256 899c5ff462e34e8319ac0c59a9bc794695166970ba28495c473754fa5c3de457
CRC32 f8f06fdf
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename pca.adml
System Windows 7
File size 10171 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0ac642adca4667128aeae9c3f54f6c84
SHA1 4769663f4c8f993a8fc0e145b2a060daf36e40e6
SHA256 87d2c178a36ef5d8b9f7b7cc6431a5984cc2838c299b5a6bf8047f924daaef50
CRC32 5256815c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename pca.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 8671 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d80d5d332cad9c8ce71a88a4faf9f162
SHA1 ccca3c5d49319dc6ff38a0899f1bf749a21ed4c6
SHA256 658fd1846f968fa27195cd91ed8c121c68f797ae72ebee3894342597f0632093
CRC32 660ad7c7
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename pca.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 6236 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 78021a8deb0981dd65154025032bb7d5
SHA1 5b59f46a232e9752d6405949564b435d1ad709b5
SHA256 899c5ff462e34e8319ac0c59a9bc794695166970ba28495c473754fa5c3de457
CRC32 f8f06fdf
Example file location ---
Filename pca.adml
System Windows 8
File size 6236 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 78021a8deb0981dd65154025032bb7d5
SHA1 5b59f46a232e9752d6405949564b435d1ad709b5
SHA256 899c5ff462e34e8319ac0c59a9bc794695166970ba28495c473754fa5c3de457
CRC32 f8f06fdf
Example file location ---