WPN.admx - Repair Issues and Download

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

WPN.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 WPN.admx related errors on your device. You can also download WPN.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 WPN.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 5782
Oldest file 2012-06-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to WPN.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 WPN.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of WPN.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 WPN.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 WPN.admx
System Windows 10
File size 5782 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 00b0873782cb8e13c51300bd21353158
SHA1 9eb6a796af4af182ff97d6526b76d07b6ab4c607
SHA256 4d1d7fa8aa17aaff3934dec24d753baa7b444848d54fe4556ca18814719c8914
CRC32 f5dd5ba2
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WPN.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 5219 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 09890d13c5b667c093598434e17a541b
SHA1 390faceac52613daca7e948368ebd6e4773415f5
SHA256 13bc88e5db04bc1ea55ad0ac56f927d70ac643c03dbf20bd6929ac623cffc8d4
CRC32 9f18dc86
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WPN.admx
System Windows 8
File size 3037 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 703f205deefb328048901db58c1264a5
SHA1 b4c302144de93992982c01fd1bc03ecb2d2b9678
SHA256 acc8be0efd2477ba678f7e5a0554d444b7bfb260c8243f2c6b953c0910e6b0c8
CRC32 ec8d006e
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\