Kerberos.admx Informations - Download and Fix

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

Kerberos.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 Kerberos.admx related errors on your device. You can also download Kerberos.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 Kerberos.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 9652
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Kerberos.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 Kerberos.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Kerberos.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 Kerberos.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 Kerberos.admx
System Windows 10
File size 9652 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 8c6cc7042c59eaa803753dae08c0ce0a
SHA1 eb76fc6c241dea275b6bcde0be5d4f2cde935ca7
SHA256 82bc05af83945f23cc8bdbe81638244d379cfd7a747d495c17e16550dde2e558
CRC32 1e74c621
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Kerberos.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 8592 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 ee5c3a4dc8f35f92e347c3e9092adc76
SHA1 fc54836f855366704d70f15d72e266a6e7b2517a
SHA256 20494174bf968dd6a5a933d18febb3faf10e439ae39afcd7685b4c1ecccf5260
CRC32 462956d8
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Kerberos.admx
System Windows 8
File size 8050 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 df921e6c508c6f43379a502d61f648aa
SHA1 6c964010597aeea8576c36ff359257117397bc63
SHA256 ae0f66f99df32bff9e547539cb19a4d51361afb8bf7af2a9f0186fba835113c2
CRC32 62872df8
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Kerberos.admx
System Windows 7
File size 3709 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0958bac1a80c806496739304d3dab0e2
SHA1 8a77d3eec79cff3d5d475316e60fb9f243018f82
SHA256 5702afd3974473b52df4c1bc1801ff93bc1e275e1cfa5ee14837a5eaad51cad5
CRC32 26fb7cef
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Kerberos.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 2435 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 67519aefb1fa95f38dcfa939058caae6
SHA1 e4d80f7452a581f818d4175301768b61c1cd7f30
SHA256 040c7fbb06f8aa6081c41f50e33f3213fbcf7ecafe374bb9b3c8cdc7ca01ef19
CRC32 8e98ed82
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\