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

WinLogon.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 WinLogon.adml related errors on your device. You can also download WinLogon.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 WinLogon.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 8978
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to WinLogon.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 WinLogon.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of WinLogon.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 WinLogon.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 WinLogon.adml
System Windows 10
File size 8978 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ad266ac436809bbdc0a19a05e80904a8
SHA1 9515abf43047427e1a13e2930c9ab6c171c6ea0b
SHA256 0e5ba42e689b38880e0dcb236fc16c4eb9e1809dc94cfcf5aa511b79fafba26f
CRC32 64598200
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WinLogon.adml
System Windows 8
File size 8017 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c270056255498a723e7331eff1aa162f
SHA1 ab6bdeb1a8f53f2bbeb05efcefc911c291e3ba94
SHA256 04ef55460eb51c5e16e50c260a78a1c815a5b2d56234e9e654de758ec6df3f9b
CRC32 311161c6
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WinLogon.adml
System Windows 7
File size 8013 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ced0ead8d152b3d0f114698de2316c5e
SHA1 9af8fc0d06427906721ecd52dcc234cb86749e65
SHA256 04560677ea84eb82057433ab93eea2ef22d858f2ae0fd6631a63635ae5c720d0
CRC32 3a34b301
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WinLogon.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 8051 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5911ab4ad86759363c6c00408a522692
SHA1 6b61e04ba15249fe04347acf02a80d8c51b4ed60
SHA256 f83492fc3c0e57c35ef3412e2ad788e23953affcf62d376ed667c9c50a17ff87
CRC32 9b2bdd42
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WinLogon.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 8978 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ad266ac436809bbdc0a19a05e80904a8
SHA1 9515abf43047427e1a13e2930c9ab6c171c6ea0b
SHA256 0e5ba42e689b38880e0dcb236fc16c4eb9e1809dc94cfcf5aa511b79fafba26f
CRC32 64598200
Example file location ---