Fix api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file ApiSet Stub DLL. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll related errors on your device. You can also download api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7

File info

General information
Filename api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
File extension DLL
Description ApiSet Stub DLL
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file. api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll is corrupted
  • api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file error
  • api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file:
  • api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file could not be loaded
  • api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

If the steps did not solve your api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
System Windows 10
File size 11168 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a52806f65f88c3d03e6624b4570748f6
SHA1 322c5fe2bcb5b196f94ebd8a515f0e02a033a86c
SHA256 5102aacbd6da744edca383f83423962da07c9fcda85e9505dc70f00df8774d3a
CRC32 9457a20c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\downlevel\
Filename api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 3072 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 2f48edad0279f67f0fe23bf7a8ff64a8
SHA1 8d37b5516821f11ea0b3cf9cdcffaffd90e8921a
SHA256 19968f44082284093ea351d550f7c172f34bf6517584e59c9b077861985b871c
CRC32 106c9305
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 3072 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2f82d8b58fd7cd3e57eb5cfd5fd97eaf
SHA1 ed49b9686bea8502dc31f8908fb4efec34035164
SHA256 e32ea18837cbef3d64c8c0eac41a0d3d2e3eecf8f5b2c3d5bc93af82b3e821ec
CRC32 421a5feb
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
System Windows 8
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d5544d7989187e24913c468bff485b77
SHA1 0998f1d1e81b96ffebb0201fe34eafbba8154f45
SHA256 586b0708839b6c14fdffd1d175ee2feab9286f4e211313ca068837249c2667c5
CRC32 cb507328
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2560 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4a44c3838cb7724019e18593fe97686a
SHA1 0c483fe6627131db20c7459880df5018132f63ac
SHA256 d44695bc83f8e045f5d6ef044cc8885c9c11f6f0a313463cbbe67bf7a713021d
CRC32 1eeec775
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll
System Windows 7
File size 2560 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 f74d145f733ef4ace3e1bf38ec4e4418
SHA1 d561e29cdbbfe7ded67fb6e240870389eae82d9b
SHA256 a9912b73879c2c2fc9e2770844fa8de6eaa434ddb33ad89d3a8590eb0e9376d0
CRC32 e96e3242
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\