dsrole.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

dsrole.dll file DS Setup Client 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 dsrole.dll related errors on your device. You can also download dsrole.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename dsrole.dll
File extension DLL
Description DS Setup Client 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 dsrole.dll file. dsrole.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 dsrole.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to dsrole.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 dsrole.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of dsrole.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\

If the steps did not solve your dsrole.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 dsrole.dll
System Windows 10
File size 24384 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 07182e2f6f03e273a1d0b0b15a94d953
SHA1 79914fbec68ea30c791054afdb6a17dac325065d
SHA256 a13d7d569c7bf5c8b07c88fd8e727ea8289d2c44102bec036936686ea2235d7f
CRC32 3f91af39
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dsrole.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 21696 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 784d5efa2dc1528f440de40a4d8d94a6
SHA1 2490b8d58ec1ef2658816bb25cef6ab2d9ede5a0
SHA256 f3b6155c9431abdcefc41fc1b2d44033ea54cc7c298b1c90a85824d5ed5f0fb8
CRC32 35cd0787
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dsrole.dll
System Windows 8
File size 11776 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7e52729c0553b1cbd34df57efc8dae2f
SHA1 bd301959805ea4b0b6eb960ddcb12b0ed4e8e7b5
SHA256 0f02004f7ddd1881693902e406ad18de61aadaa11628fd33a7e0d6879b7358c5
CRC32 3ca85751
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename dsrole.dll
System Windows 7
File size 22016 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2f040cf0613a6d64dcbba9ee81f5a5ae
SHA1 e5437e4562c98f5d8d4e0801170eb1a62aedf69d
SHA256 da16117429af47230cd7c136407c81951b8d2e45a8b7a9dc6948407aa2ec4add
CRC32 65567af4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename dsrole.dll
System Windows 7
File size 32768 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 a77be7cb3222b4fb0ac6c71d1c2698d4
SHA1 e68b4e0058fb130c765e5aa98af36e26563809db
SHA256 73566223914bf670df6b5931fa213e546713531b10391ed65b5256bbd7abde7f
CRC32 47159f4c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\