I was tasked to install programs on a VM that will be our new RDS (aka Terminal Server). Its a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise VM.
I installed Office 2016 but any time I try to open, remove, do anything with the program I get...
"The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
I've tried several things I have found including updating Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which would only install 2010. Installing 2015 or 2017 fails. Uninstalling the Office via command line also did not work.
Before we recreate this VM I wanted to see if anyone has experienced this issue before and has a resolution as I feel like attempting to install Office again will result in the same issue.