How to Download and Fix dhcpsapi.dll?

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

dhcpsapi.dll file DHCP Server API Stub DLL. 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 dhcpsapi.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dhcpsapi.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
File extension DLL
Description DHCP Server API Stub DLL
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 dhcpsapi.dll file. dhcpsapi.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 dhcpsapi.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dhcpsapi.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 dhcpsapi.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dhcpsapi.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: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dhcpsapi.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 dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows 10
File size 138752 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 42e8fc695a9c61bb079df88683da7e95
SHA1 90f6b59d5aa83a4a1e093e8e8a3e8f3aaa450009
SHA256 ebc79cf5d9be99eba41a796cc20fbdd1dabc74f2b38bf43d48def226a253454c
CRC32 b3d4c05f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 142848 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 65d0825bad6b776f744706c6478bd7b7
SHA1 ca19fe76f017d7a45170c21a4a9d73ffa2841a53
SHA256 ffaa3151a36033cac24867546db596ad6d40c1e68cb3416f3765c05a42aae161
CRC32 70f8dc5d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows 8
File size 133120 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7254da311fef2124bc582181ffcee575
SHA1 02419c628419f90ae6f63461e23b2f3e09d0007c
SHA256 40ed9379267be3c7c0a4d346b2c518ce8fe45b2311d510e2d17fd13ba38906d9
CRC32 d6b281a0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 114688 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 0296032676b3e989d8ed5258a13d515d
SHA1 303696de17c17bb45597f9128badf62d1f98c470
SHA256 30fa9ccdbc42a3c0b50b5f2efe3c260139e6bbdfba408c09b128b31e7b6fe13d
CRC32 40587694
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows 7
File size 79360 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 74a317a07af6abaa25aeee25709232d3
SHA1 58b99066968d44b6d2d0bc20082dd2f5f56dc7e7
SHA256 dea4bbc416fab1e03954ebbf8b59c330769a3970bc49814e206b772f6f9438ee
CRC32 45a49576
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 105984 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 4bc5e64a64f0dc2a1e0a0a08761ce379
SHA1 a544012e6bf85f82f8fb866b98b75fb0aef73217
SHA256 66d9302a1a83798ed32a5a4495f57673e7849436d13bd5c9e2f589ef3bdd2fba
CRC32 5b3f2901
Example file location ---
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 61440 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 97872e5309026cfbb1ae89fb2ff0ae31
SHA1 b7ae6c02f162a0f440b3b23227cbb77c90780dce
SHA256 244b8515d895b9278fcd6af85ecbecd686e1c4268c323ccbdf12f738271526b4
CRC32 3cf5cbe9
Example file location ---
Filename dhcpsapi.dll
System Windows XP
File size 74240 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 7e2c977c4a53911e69804edcef4c162c
SHA1 54c7b5618a71a67cc687c04191ef1b9e0b4593f5
SHA256 dcf06db67d6de44bbfef6578db93274d36a3f399082fd69429356f1f5cc80ea6
CRC32 562947e9
Example file location ---