Fix dot3gpclnt.dll Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

dot3gpclnt.dll file 802.3 Group Policy 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 dot3gpclnt.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.dll
File extension DLL
Description 802.3 Group Policy 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 dot3gpclnt.dll file. dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • dot3gpclnt.dll is corrupted
  • dot3gpclnt.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - dot3gpclnt.dll
  • dot3gpclnt.dll file error
  • dot3gpclnt.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register dot3gpclnt.dll file:
  • dot3gpclnt.dll file could not be loaded
  • dot3gpclnt.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because dot3gpclnt.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.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.

dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dot3gpclnt.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\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your dot3gpclnt.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 dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows 10
File size 47616 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 00d4773481b98391bbcb05f87bb0c62e
SHA1 d395d37edd540ef2099faf107ba5a80d7d44f6d4
SHA256 5adc1d9bb21310bd2df2ffec62d7476833defd2ab40424f26c6d11a1d1f5db5b
CRC32 7db3a791
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 47616 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 14e5bc85b24f44c805b08401c9185c8a
SHA1 ed8eb5d20812acfd0cacf77a19bd313ed9c1daa6
SHA256 ef031e57214e93de80e2f362ae5dff2cd1efdfea21a806cbefac31a4e3a9aff3
CRC32 ef2b3a03
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows 8
File size 46080 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 703754b51374ec243bf207e4d4a25b1f
SHA1 0deebc961366ffe715d2d36fa162c657074bcfdf
SHA256 402444f86dbea9a38426c78f6d5bc6364abb3264b217937f94fabab52c38e78c
CRC32 f7782ed8
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows 7
File size 74752 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4a139ddc4ff1cfd8582b5f4686e3fd14
SHA1 2542bc321e1f1f2ad4921ac9555dedfec6d42ba8
SHA256 137246afce2b0835cd96eba7fd42088f82c2907032812756659b4192f1ef7834
CRC32 00d12b00
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows 7
File size 56832 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 9a5399224270590acd73c9ff0b11a34d
SHA1 02b07588aa697604b7754b14ff524442d93f2e82
SHA256 dc2369fbd6b3dc403a0328d51a890db2b44f02f5010d9dfa3583eef5067f0ed3
CRC32 a6f813c5
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 51200 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 bca16054769169b4a95584c250396ae2
SHA1 ae70ee659166f517993857f9677600f735ee854b
SHA256 a19ae469e2dcefa09409a233c08c5bddb3ba16ef52a99e6447204392b519b137
CRC32 3569359f
Example file location ---
Filename dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 43008 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fb5c247cdd2a333c183f20b345416e13
SHA1 574be3c11db8deb91680837b75c412f5c67322c4
SHA256 beb51990fddc3bcfb19b034f727c338d65d40e53cf46cd257bea45bcd616a648
CRC32 6894a7cf
Example file location ---
Filename dot3gpclnt.dll
System Windows XP
File size 39936 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 f69189eb97b118b690acca93760ad738
SHA1 bb5337882b37a3345d503e452cd94f7be322384a
SHA256 d383152061d050219884428447adf070d1625b91b405ddc439c812ed60950ecc
CRC32 b6867d14
Example file location ---