Fix drprov.dll Errors

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

drprov.dll file Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host Server Network Provider. 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 drprov.dll related errors on your device. You can also download drprov.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 drprov.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Host Server Network Provider
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 drprov.dll file. drprov.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 drprov.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to drprov.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 drprov.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of drprov.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 drprov.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 drprov.dll
System Windows 10
File size 20480 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 0ed9387a16870b5d8457a04567e5ab9a
SHA1 1dc0ac7a199c846d0a67008ec0aaf491287db4c2
SHA256 dfedb09c06169cbec0e2cb181e5f02b8f10163a44a7592f03e834fd5b8a0b26c
CRC32 b61b8f76
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drprov.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 21504 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 c363fe0a60158855b75809d6985867f9
SHA1 2d1094c8600b36f682e309768ee34ee3d9bec0ba
SHA256 dd00093f4a9d5ce5433e8f6f5962543d651a42dda275b7a63b64320da56de3b1
CRC32 821c3ac1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drprov.dll
System Windows 8
File size 19456 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d49aa1ba5f03ae0cd476a76cf3d574e8
SHA1 cf9ae6c28de3e6daca007c08234e47e21757a370
SHA256 e64aba00417c8cf9d0a6067b47f65798fa093e835cc988624c794fd5a2b1f601
CRC32 c52ed669
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drprov.dll
System Windows 7
File size 24576 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 5f639198c4137075da50e61c23963c11
SHA1 23f7151c959ee3022cc9a3774fc03aea0bde5549
SHA256 3d03b3bf62b3469069ad6be2aaee152cb6722d36c001b8197febc2f3eb9adbe0
CRC32 74c85be5
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drprov.dll
System Windows 7
File size 18944 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d6692338b985d4a0ca52b828314d897d
SHA1 b7399d6eef52effb20b883f9ff9060e110a5edc3
SHA256 cb0b7c84c1e2782a95489e2f4d2af4cfdac02676b76f49ff7d6a7091739ea25d
CRC32 2e92eb5a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename drprov.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 24064 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 2790f04dfdda00b7b6de6719399a8739
SHA1 e147dfea37d7efd8cb78d02e350c42330c592676
SHA256 ae5e5bfcd9d18820591ff3ceb57b5ed57196b488b64888a6ba31dd00c2601ad1
CRC32 dafb9cb0
Example file location ---
Filename drprov.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 17920 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 582efe56fc0858e58a6ceba2a64b02c7
SHA1 4dea271de97a4374e0cb06f633ddea8979e362f8
SHA256 569f05dc50651165fd734c19767c10e7c9dff03157b8222c59544a35a38e1c75
CRC32 4d7ed4fc
Example file location ---
Filename drprov.dll
System Windows XP
File size 14336 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 2de1190196ee9555db548a57622022eb
SHA1 eb37b896875d963b0b8536d081aeee5d6e759f8e
SHA256 89dbc777be06d008aabedac61afc11b4ff7abca86c205109ed9d34d21c0b5146
CRC32 75dfea76
Example file location ---