How to Repair inetres.admx? Download Now

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

inetres.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 inetres.admx related errors on your device. You can also download inetres.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 inetres.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 1706705
Oldest file 2008-01-21
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to inetres.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 inetres.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of inetres.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 inetres.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 inetres.admx
System Windows 10
File size 1706705 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 82664612f5c82ae6b82ee8c4c96ad361
SHA1 cbee54a4dfc44ec2e776b97dce3cb950c592b013
SHA256 b8d5e1d1fc9ab2179e241028b50229f090131f08f338f2ceeb89c0792de918bd
CRC32 90bd8866
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename inetres.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 1666026 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 9e3e323d8080a4369d5c41f997291cb5
SHA1 0380767c13b98a1d03e9038aea80b110c8942afc
SHA256 ba86280f7faeca9c9127799d2f9cbc6acdb9db2cf3087e81b26620e3f90bfdee
CRC32 c42b0eec
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename inetres.admx
System Windows 8
File size 1647741 bytes
Date 2012-06-17
File details
MD5 98967632ae7cd29ded7f23dad397b2e8
SHA1 d4a63bbbf12695dc73b172ff61e58c2c63b24691
SHA256 2e4286310cdb3ff325ce192a799320d4cc06fec0e0c96be46e558f2c77365d77
CRC32 34b73d52
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename inetres.admx
System Windows 7
File size 3077258 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8ce53fdadd9006f575d662e767f81c06
SHA1 998c25312f52868a6435079f2eb8adc76c4ad34d
SHA256 2f4b5a8cd52cca97be60a536d6cdf7bbac1ba521d37147433a42d37475d77155
CRC32 763bf5ce
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename inetres.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 2846761 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 78b928aadaa2d97f0b472e622adf646c
SHA1 ec7396d7269c644cdd5b7cf2729260601e6a59da
SHA256 5862fffe35a48747528312df9ec97bdb4942bf42ffee07761beb55cbfb43bfb4
CRC32 dc554957
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\