CertEnroll.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

CertEnroll.dll file Microsoft® Active Directory Certificate Services Enrollment Client. 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 CertEnroll.dll related errors on your device. You can also download CertEnroll.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename CertEnroll.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft® Active Directory Certificate Services Enrollment Client
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 CertEnroll.dll file. CertEnroll.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 CertEnroll.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to CertEnroll.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 CertEnroll.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your CertEnroll.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 CertEnroll.dll
System Windows 10
File size 2750464 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 20e8e4783d4c08efc80a614db7673d9a
SHA1 b00d8e9402c01c1df2e0c1bc5a3db4b6027cefc6
SHA256 976830e7f5abd00af8c0a86d6ac307757fce25b33e4bac71811fba432fda1552
CRC32 03296c6b
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename CertEnroll.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 2317824 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 fb43156da54121d911d6dc51abdab0e2
SHA1 08c77c089cc0ff0540a01674eb17cb62881b57dd
SHA256 a022ec673beb0962b845bcee2f5e2e7308202c382d0ed2572cff61e1d1b612b7
CRC32 e0b32151
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename CertEnroll.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1579008 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d11f694f82c44fef04f3d29f18d2ba42
SHA1 929e684effe91993a4c25395d6ddf5b7d3a93706
SHA256 dc62eb441facda999b97eeb6b6e17e16379c8b4e3b671e5036d5c3cb7d47893a
CRC32 309b4247
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename CertEnroll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1975296 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 263b26106606a010cf877472b535e4bb
SHA1 cee23e7afce68bc02ed0912a3dab110528be66cb
SHA256 43ece89e428d2bb34244894beba1b946b0767649d15b1c715223e4e471a9e504
CRC32 95af7803
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename CertEnroll.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1334272 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 29bc473072568c072ec8b176498de996
SHA1 65b1f2f0dc1073717a5a9047a21c102af684e1ff
SHA256 d3a4db88beca8ab3f8722e499548efec63022c1ce38f526afbda76ddba8e9064
CRC32 e63f7c20
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename CertEnroll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1112064 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0053319c4438cde659aa75c19bbd22f1
SHA1 c0c2be290cf583c156726650ae8c3a18796a852e
SHA256 f0ee45aab3dc43decf7da6b7a5dc4aaef9a660d3be1b571ea5fd2c6779a583fb
CRC32 553ed1f9
Example file location ---
Filename CertEnroll.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1658368 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 5af34b08c676f16a070a7d7ef2ab4c3e
SHA1 35ca3c141647d2408e90dc13956146a4488f1e8c
SHA256 84d5877f247a5d248db0880bdd80c9d59a1ce996c0bf39fbeb6bdd0276c3d5d7
CRC32 d7f02c67
Example file location ---