Download and Fix esscli.dll

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

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

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



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


Problems related to esscli.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 esscli.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 7: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows 7: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your esscli.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 esscli.dll
System Windows 10
File size 361984 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 81fe437a20ca440b9f5833f017f273ee
SHA1 e6692aa29941d745b8458638848f60b29516af72
SHA256 d0fd9e0c324358084493af6765fc630be3d18e71230918d73dd300a8708cf072
CRC32 456ff993
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename esscli.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 347136 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 29466585ac1739981edac5523921f8f8
SHA1 6f6527a7d6d77c5fddeefa3bd025eed1c027f4e1
SHA256 fda40bdd9992576d9ae356b4138164942116a8ce1eaed4b4ccd6cd9d47486b09
CRC32 244217cd
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename esscli.dll
System Windows 8
File size 281600 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 58d40f32fe62edb9422d5c447e933aa4
SHA1 16bd10526a248368cc9f31811273efff3dc5fe03
SHA256 53dbde244e9bb63603aa06549c3996c8fa41ba76a0f99854ab05c1f980dd5bca
CRC32 2b170ef3
Example file location 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename esscli.dll
System Windows 7
File size 440320 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 087d8668c71634a3a3761135abf16eee
SHA1 9bf47f9bbbcae8bd53af407ab55536e2fd71dc38
SHA256 b7348a63299cff4ffbf375e645a4850ae0f108d48d13ab25434cfae7cf3d61fd
CRC32 6587b250
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename esscli.dll
System Windows 7
File size 266240 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5ae88135c6a86fcd67ba16afbb1c8389
SHA1 1f4264078f6574af5e3dc902fa825ae973c8ca33
SHA256 0fc750b5c84f1afbe93e8a23410360f4b068d367a9af6ff2e3f6160da5005de5
CRC32 e641f057
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\
Filename esscli.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 428032 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 37b697901fe364144d634128369098ff
SHA1 0dd6616b2732325a8c81aafbb01c19c5ebe30b82
SHA256 d16f5387d219c6580d61fc407527df37882c595b72f9c293363d0b9e413223ec
CRC32 cf1ddfda
Example file location ---
Filename esscli.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 265728 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c10e13721b0aaebeb5eba914f1d18181
SHA1 ba345a9c2be7b9c5ed13f833b3142cba8cd56dad
SHA256 d30ba6ff257a840d67bfa6af332adbdc0e79c70edcefb10faacd7071fb431458
CRC32 cea5348a
Example file location ---
Filename esscli.dll
System Windows XP
File size 247808 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 e4616430709f440cf1809d88dc2366ea
SHA1 b2d0e8a7b6896438ee491c51e2fa56612c9951a6
SHA256 c2cbc0a21a892fd8341e5a29e7164172340e07a75a5d54493036156d907aeae7
CRC32 c7581dae
Example file location ---