Fix: iTunes Error iTunesAdmin.dll failed to register

When installing iTunes, you may get the module error relating to iTunesAdmin.dll. This error stops the installation and either asks you to Abort or Retry the operation. This error occurs when the installation gets to “Registering modules” and may occur on any iTunes module and not just only iTunesAdmin.dll.

This is largely due to the absence of Visual C++ Redistributable Packages, which is a requirement for iTunes to be installed. This can be solved by installing Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and keeping your PC up to date.

This article will guide you on how to install the Visual C++ Redistributable Package to enable iTunesAdmin.dll and other .dll files to register.

Method 1: Installing Visual C++ Redistributable

The Visual C++ Redistributable Package creates a dependency on the Universal CRT (C Runtime) when applications are built by using the Windows SDK. Installing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable will make the iTunesAdmin.dll to register successfully in the system. Installing it is fairly easy.

  1. Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable to your computer. Select your Language and then click Download. Be sure to select the right version for your architecture. x64 for 64 bit and x86 for 32 bit.
  2. Go to the download folder and open vc_redist.x64.exe or vc_redist.x86.exe as an administrator.
  3. Follow the prompts to install the application to your computer.
  4. Reboot your PC and retry installing iTunes.

Method 2: Disabling Your Antivirus

Your antivirus/3rd party firewall may be actively scanning the files during installation and interrupt the installation process. Disabling your antivirus for a few minutes before you begin the installation is a sure way to solve this issue.

  1. Go to the dashboard of your Antivirus. You can get there by double-clicking on the antivirus icon in the notification area.
  2. Look for “Real-Time Protection” or “Active Protection” or options similar to these and then disable them. Avast allows you disable real-time protection for some minutes.
  3. Locate your iTunes, right-click on the iTunes setup and install as an Administrator
  4. Follow the installation process and confirm if this error has ceased this time.
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