Troubleshooting Azurite and Azure Storage Emulator issues

Published Apr 27 2022 05:39 AM 1,341 Views

The Azure Storage Emulator is deprecated, and it is recommended to make use of Azurite.


Azurite is an open-source Azure Storage API compatible server (emulator). Based on Node.js, Azurite provides cross platform experiences for customers wanting to try Azure Storage easily in a local environment.


Troubleshooting Azurite issues:
If you face any issues with Azurite, you can follow the below troubleshooting steps:

1.  If you face issue during launch check in the cmd prompt if the Blob, Table and Queue service are started and listening as shown below:
2.  You need to then check if node.exe process is in running state in the Task Manager:
3.  You can try to connect using Storage explorer and check if you are able to connect and perform the tests as explained here.

4.  By default, the Azurite shows the access logs in the cmd prompt from where it is launched as shown below:

    If you want to disable the access log you can run it with --silent switch. This doesn’t display any access logs in the cmd prompt.

5. If you need detailed error information, you can also run the command with --debug switch and the path where you need the logs to be saved as shown below:
6. If you are running Azurite within the docker you can follow this article and run the command with right switch to gather the debug logs.

Troubleshooting Storage Emulator issues:
If you are still using Storage emulator and facing the issue during its launch and installation you can follow the below steps:

1. You need to make sure that the Storage emulator is started and running fine. Once you launch the Storage emulator you should see the below message in the cmd prompt:

     Also the process should be running in the TaskManager:

2. Make sure there are no other processes listening on the Azure Storage emulator ports.

  • Browse to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\Storage Emulator”.
  • Open the file ‘AzureStorageEmulator.exe.config’ in a text editor. Note the ports being used by the service. The default config uses ports 10000, 10001, 10002
    e.x. <service name="Blob" url=""/>
          <service name="Queue" url=""/>
          <service name="Table" url=""/>
  • Now using these ports, from an administrator command prompt query to see if any ports are in use.

          netstat -p tcp -ano | findstr :10000

          netstat -p tcp -ano | findstr :10001

          netstat -p tcp -ano | findstr :10002


      If you see any output then note the process that is using this port. You will either need to stop this process or reconfigure the ports in
      the AzureStorageEmulator.exe.config file so that it is using a port not being used by another application.

3. Open an elevated command prompt and initialize the Azure Storage Emulator.

  • Right-click the Start button and choose ‘Command Prompt(Admin’.
  • From the command prompt cd to the directory “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\Storage Emulator”.
  • Run the command: AzureStorageEmulator.exe init

   If this is successful, you will see the output ‘The storage emulator was successfully initialized and is ready to use.’ If this is not successful, 

   then check the error details displayed in the cmd prompt.

4. You can check the status of the Azure Storage Emulator by executing the command below:

     ‘AzureStorageEmulator.exe  status’. You should see output like the following:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\Storage Emulator>AzureStorageEmulator.exe status

      Windows Azure Storage Emulator command line tool

       IsRunning: True




     IsRunning will show if the emulator is currently running. You can use ‘AzureStorageEmulator.exe start’ and ‘AzureStorageEmulator.exe
     stop’ to start and stop the emulator.

4. If (1) or (2) does not resolve the issue, then check the Application Event log for any errors (right-click the Start button and go to ‘Event

5. Try to Delete/Reinitialize the Azure Storage Emulator dataset. NOTE that this will delete all contents in the local storage.

    AzureStorageEmulator.exe init -forcecreate


Install or Uninstall Issues

If it's an MSI install, so we can turn on verbose logging in the registry:


"Logging"= "voicewarmup!"

The Installer will create a log file in the temp directory with the random name MSI*.LOG. Review the log which will have more details about the issue.


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Hope this helps.

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