Download adhsvc.dll to Fix Errors

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

adhsvc.dll file AD Harvest Sites and Subnets Service. 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 adhsvc.dll related errors on your device. You can also download adhsvc.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 adhsvc.dll
File extension DLL
Description AD Harvest Sites and Subnets Service
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 adhsvc.dll file. adhsvc.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 adhsvc.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to adhsvc.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 adhsvc.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of adhsvc.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 adhsvc.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 adhsvc.dll
System Windows 10
File size 65536 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 948eacefd2c6379eb7d9d6bd5bc47e74
SHA1 d74c12e78e41f8bf68355c147b1d221bf1a52f58
SHA256 6e7e7dd807f8e97e17cd5426386324cee4145ade6b9fba63be024208dbbe97d4
CRC32 66cd51c9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adhsvc.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 63488 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 cdb5a8d5bf840995c4c19f7146c22041
SHA1 0a6d6c9b8c8932abfcf8e17f74c0beaf9a94c3ad
SHA256 936389acb63c2a2c40f06d9033272af3a7054a9d4ad7f20ebd6343084a6d221c
CRC32 462f901a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename adhsvc.dll
System Windows 8
File size 52224 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 1960dc99c15ec744fd68a8a34e366736
SHA1 65ade7440ffefa7df6beefc30464008ef079a9de
SHA256 aad63251096eb681224e9ae86cee75159d62ed553993fd9a8f9485c9ce55da0e
CRC32 4ce5638c
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\