kdc.admx - How to Fix? Download Now

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

kdc.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 kdc.admx related errors on your device. You can also download kdc.admx 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 kdc.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 5639
Oldest file 2012-06-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to kdc.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 kdc.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your kdc.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 kdc.admx
System Windows 10
File size 5639 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 9042afa4adf2ad5daafacc5e3c2963f3
SHA1 8c74e18b3998a12566f718cdb07f44ea0a7723e8
SHA256 726efcc8a27a0e253f876480351f061c566d7076e23809815dfe23a3649405bb
CRC32 ba83575a
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename kdc.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 4650 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 2af259c23535c7d28fe3ddb905946f29
SHA1 e73fc86257a2cd49de99072d2eaa19f143854bde
SHA256 518b39ad75aec993b9e48733f1b3c38ef131c94b240abc2449c0573eddca5d2a
CRC32 ba3596c2
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename kdc.admx
System Windows 8
File size 4130 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 f957aa274b0aaae529eb8fbd7977c46e
SHA1 dfc26006df39b715e99b188f4666f1e7b571cad5
SHA256 4c108a149350d8b9ef2ce29bbe4f1407bd3bfa1c8dbb95084ad29ef4f589fa96
CRC32 f4d843b0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\