SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

In this post, we will discuss how we can resolve the issue The program can not start because API-ms-win-CRT-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing while installing SharePoint 2016 Beta in windows server 2012 R2 machine. This error comes exactly when I run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard. When I start this the error comes as:


the program can’t start because API-ms-win-CRT-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing
SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

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Apart from this also you may receive errors like:

An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException was thrown. Additional exception information: Failed to call GetTypes on assembly Microsoft.Office.translation services, Version=16.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c. Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Office.TranslationServices.MachineTranslation.dll’ or one of its dependencies. The specified module could not be found. Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Office.TranslationServices.MachineTranslation.dll’ or one of its dependencies. The specified module could not be found.

Microsoft.office.server.search.native.dll or one of its dependencies. The specified module could not be found.

It looks like below:

SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing
SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

Solution:
The problem is with the Windows update and few installations. I have followed the below approach to solve the issue.

For run your windows update and while checking for updates (To check update go to Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Update), after checking finished you will see in the optional update section about the update on KB2919355 which is around 900MB. Update this one first and once everything is properly updated, restart the machine one again.

Then download and install KB2999226-x64.

If you will try to install KB2999226 before installing KB2919355 then you might face an issue like below:

The update is not applicable to your computer.

 SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing
SharePoint 2016 installation error The program can not start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

In the last download and install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 (64-bit).


It should give a successful message.

Hope this post will be helpful.


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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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