I can install the DocumentDb.Emulator with no errors. However, when I try to launch it I get the following error:

"The program can't start because api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll is missing"

I am running Windows 7. Does the emulator require a later version of Windows? I cannot see any system requirements on Microsoft's web site.


From DocumentDB Emulator system requirements:

The DocumentDB Emulator has the following hardware and software requirements:

  • Software requirements
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, or Windows 10
  • Minimum Hardware requirements
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 10 GB available hard disk space

So there are probably some missing dependencies.

There is a feedback page that asks for support for previous versions of Windows, stating:

The installer shouldn't run on unsupported platforms. Right now it goes ahead and installs and then the emulator fails with an obscure error about api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll

And a reply

Thanks for the feedback and we will consider that. Our backend code uses some crypto APIs that are not available on Windows 7 hence it's not supported currently.

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