GroupPolicy.admx - How to Fix? Download Now

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

GroupPolicy.admx file Windows Group Policy Language-neutral. 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 GroupPolicy.admx related errors on your device. You can also download GroupPolicy.admx file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename GroupPolicy.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 32466
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to GroupPolicy.admx 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 GroupPolicy.admx 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace GroupPolicy.admx 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 GroupPolicy.admx file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\

If the steps did not solve your GroupPolicy.admx 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 GroupPolicy.admx
System Windows 10
File size 32466 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 3f22e02c1eb2b3b3804f409282de2ba6
SHA1 2a83733874a0d84aaaf1a830279e0482177a51bc
SHA256 f3a027f5a56981b0ef016d71e5c5f49c7589a049012c01f05ae135688729c24d
CRC32 e21aecca
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename GroupPolicy.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 28932 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7bba0f65fc8b438e730b90bdbb3125ee
SHA1 9a906d1af4b576e29f6800444f0d9681a46a5689
SHA256 4a7ed44292f2f742adbb1f1d8546da5725c03804ab92b71d47e75bb9851c0d93
CRC32 65a60e98
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename GroupPolicy.admx
System Windows 8
File size 26556 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 f4dd0f2b3927aff4bb619e9ad0fd6426
SHA1 5de538b1878e16644cac5d040db6d8ddbb7eb29e
SHA256 af3ed7c8c9a3560c063c29487a53f06d849cde559ff4b9899d9958193ddd4b0d
CRC32 4a64ec40
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename GroupPolicy.admx
System Windows 7
File size 23507 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 83bb65e6b2337bb08cdc107d67b03c0a
SHA1 ed4c8180f90a5f22c23df8df67fcd84d32f7ecf4
SHA256 937ec697e0824ee6960cabf83b35df976bc53be9dbc7a30e0f91dca06ab42348
CRC32 e18ff875
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename GroupPolicy.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 23445 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fd81b6c7473cef9770af59f0019ce797
SHA1 731bed3866f6f3bd0872609d318c042dab9d1e77
SHA256 c35e94769c8fa4c7f3e554b7b97070208ccd0bcf84ce4bb4382be8087b4c15c9
CRC32 872d5ad0
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\