adhapi.dll - Repair Issues and Download

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

adhapi.dll file AD harvest sites and subnets API. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of adhapi.dll related errors on your device. You can also download adhapi.dll 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 adhapi.dll
File extension DLL
Description AD harvest sites and subnets API
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to adhapi.dll 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 adhapi.dll 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace adhapi.dll 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 adhapi.dll file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your adhapi.dll 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 adhapi.dll
System Windows 10
File size 18432 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 23374ce2ed72d0b8ed9c766a4dd43221
SHA1 06c086a75de165e8c929522f8e2834245cb811fe
SHA256 2dd3876403ef78402b383315e88fe61bbd961d2107af1c6e0244d5eefd5ab062
CRC32 1bedb421
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adhapi.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 18432 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 b1de65556e41b1c775fd6b11d750ad93
SHA1 7a26d76775154129685edbbb5e4726d72b4e1225
SHA256 a3a66c8e58d7cc247ddfcf1b2eb305d60496d7e5bd8a7d02a77a8503b82b2e3d
CRC32 7f11bdbd
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adhapi.dll
System Windows 8
File size 18432 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 a4eb5c6ee77f7333051a076e4d00bad5
SHA1 c5043587aa70ba648e97cddb7792236cbcca429c
SHA256 bcca8d9a6d3b8ab4e310ef005aded6e049c91f0b22285e399f38f9f59c60ecda
CRC32 24851446
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\