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msvcp120.dll Not Found

asked 2018-09-20 13:18:39 +0000

GregD gravatar image

updated 2018-09-20 13:20:05 +0000

Hello. I have installed Wireshark 2.2.17 on an older virtual server. The server OS is Windows Server Enterprise (2008, non-R2). I'm using the older version of Wireshark because the 2.6 version won't install on a system that old. The install, which included the WinPcap 4.1.3, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) 14.0.2415, ran without event. However, when I go to launch the program, I receive the message "This application has failed to start because MSVCP120.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." I thought it might just be a DLL registration issue. But, I've searched the system for this file, but can't find it. The closest thing I can find is msvcp120_clr0400.dll, with two different versions in C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might do to correct this issue? Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and efforts in advance! Greg

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answered 2018-09-20 13:40:38 +0000

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That version should have installed the Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable, check for that in Programs and Features. If not found either re-run the Wireshark installer, ensure it's run with elevated permissions (it should request them) or download the redistributable from here choosing x64 or x86 as appropriate.

Note that the VC++ 2013 files are confusingly named xxx120.dll.

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Another handy page to bookmark is The latest supported Visual C++ downloads.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2018-09-20 14:35:37 +0000 )edit


Thank you very kindly for your reply and information. Per your instructions, I was able to download the C++ 2013 Redistributable, installed it, and the issue was resolved. I really appreciate your kind assistance!!!

Best, Greg

GregD gravatar imageGregD ( 2018-09-20 14:45:32 +0000 )edit

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