VCLRUNTIME140.dll Missing After Installing SSMS

VCLRUNTIME140.dll Missing After Installing SSMS

January 19, 2017

So I complete this SQL Server 2016 installation successfully adn then install SQL Server 2016 Management Studio which now comes as a separate package. I thin attempt to log on to the instance by I get the following error:

“The program can’t start because vclruntime140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”

After trying a number of things these are the steps that worked:

  1. Uninstalled the existing version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) and installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) – 14.0.23026 downloaded from here.
  2. After performing step 1 I could then get SSMS to load at least but got a different error when object explorer was about to load saying :

“This is pre-release software. The license has expired”

I then took additional steps:

  1. Uninstalled the existing version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) and installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) – 14.0.23026 downloaded from here.
  2. Repaired my installation of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Isolated)
  3. Rebooted the compuer

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