Bcd.dll is missing from ":\Windows\SysWow64" in Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 EssentialsWindows Server 2012 R2 Foundation More

Symptoms


On a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2, the Bcd.dll file is missing from the following folder:
SystemDrive:\Windows\SysWow64
Note The absence of the Bcd.dll file causes a failure in the Vssapi.dll file, which is a backup engine. System Center developers use the Vssapi.dll file to build backup solutions.

Resolution


Update information

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2887595. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2887595 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: November 2013

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates