Troubleshooting Windows 7 SDK Download/Install

This article applies to the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  Read these other posts to troubleshoot issues with the Windows SDK for Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 or to troubleshoot issues with the Windows SDK Update for Vista and .NET Framework 3.0.   The Windows 7 SDK is available for…


Windows SDK for Server 2008 (v6.1) overwrites VS2008 SP1 CRT files

Issue: If you install the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, on top of any post-RTM Visual Studio update (such as a Service Pack or Feature Pack), some CRT  files will be reverted  back to RTM version.  Cause: This problem occurs when you install the Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008…

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SDK samples WSDAPI StockQuote, FileService fail to build with msbuild if VS 2008 installed

The WSDAPI StockQuote and FileService samples that ship in the Windows SDK for Windows 7 may fail to build on the command line (using msbuild) if Visual Studio 2008 is installed. These samples include project files that reference WSDL and XSD files, and msbuild attempts to invoke sproxy.exe to process these files. Visual Studio 2008…


Win 7 SDK (RC) can disable x64 config platform choices in VS2008 RTM.

Installing the Windows 7 SDK (RC release) and Visual Studio 2008 RTM can disable the X64 and Itanium configuration platform choices in Visual Studio. If the Windows 7 SDK (RC release) and Visual Studio 2008 RTM are installed on a machine running an x64 version of Windows the following issue may occur. The Itanium and…

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Win 7 SDK samples WSDAPI StockQuote & FileService may fail to build if VS2008 installed

This article applies to 2 samples in the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  The WSDAPI StockQuote and FileService samples may fail to build on the command line (using msbuild) if Visual Studio 2008 is installed. These samples include project files which reference WSDL and XSD files, and msbuild attempts to…


Workaround: MSBuild and/or VCBuild fail to find Win 7 SDK headers, libs and tools

This post applies to the RC release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Scenario: if VS2008 or another Windows SDK is installed, MSBuild and/or VCBuild may default to the headers, libs and tools of the older SDK.   Samples or applications built in the SDK build environment or in Visual…

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First launch of Win SDK Docs may cause Document Explorer error

This post applies to the RC release of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Issue: When launching Windows SDK Documentation for the first time, you may see the Microsoft Document Explorer error message: The Application Data folder for Microsoft Document Explorer could not be created. Cause: On first launch, Document…

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Win 7 SDK with VC++ 2005: Failure to compile in Debug mode

Win 7 SDK with VC++ 2005: Failure to compile in Debug mode If you are getting weird Linking errors when using the Windows SDK for Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2005, you may need to install a patch.  If your usage scenario matches the one listed below, you will be unable to debug in the…

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Win SDK with Visual C++ 2005: Failure to compile in Debug mode

This workaround applies to the Windows SDK for Windows 7 (currently released as a beta).  If your usage scenario matches the one listed below, you will be unable to debug in the Windows SDK command line build environment or Visual Studio 2005 SP1. Symptom: You have an .lib file or an .obj file that exposes…

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