Servicing.adml Informations - Download and Fix

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

Servicing.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 Servicing.adml related errors on your device. You can also download Servicing.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 Servicing.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 2402
Oldest file 2012-07-26
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Servicing.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 Servicing.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your Servicing.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 Servicing.adml
System Windows 10
File size 2402 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 f62b6590cf1f54a93fe6312233d77fc8
SHA1 9e3d39f505cda109fdbbb54f68c728a448b7fd79
SHA256 b9240e55236bd73d2fd37d59ccba65036f1b1eb829b4fe836a5d5d1e0a097070
CRC32 05a4466c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Servicing.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 2386 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c16e4d55b366521038b07e5b2eaa4d1a
SHA1 c8fa7021e315736d6ed23aca59d8b0cc3460fdd2
SHA256 0fb29a9479b51033fde4838e9e61d1d382b173ef4f43c00799ef97940f0e498c
CRC32 60e91954
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Servicing.adml
System Windows 8
File size 2386 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c16e4d55b366521038b07e5b2eaa4d1a
SHA1 c8fa7021e315736d6ed23aca59d8b0cc3460fdd2
SHA256 0fb29a9479b51033fde4838e9e61d1d382b173ef4f43c00799ef97940f0e498c
CRC32 60e91954
Example file location ---