Dec 23 2007

AL.exe not found in VS 2008

Category: Visual StudioBil@l @ 11:05

I created a new class library in VS 2008 targetting .NET 3.5 and I got the following exception from VS:

Error    1    Task failed because "AL.exe" was not found, or the correct Microsoft Windows SDK is not installed. The task is looking for "AL.exe" in the "bin" subdirectory beneath the location specified in the InstallationFolder value of the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A. You may be able to solve the problem by doing one of the following:  1) Install the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.  2) Install Visual Studio 2008.  3) Manually set the above registry key to the correct location.  4) Pass the correct location into the "ToolPath" parameter of the task.    LocalizationFiles


I tried to look for a solution online and could not find!

As far as I can see from the error message is that the Windows SDK (6.0 A) is missing from my PC. I didn't read in any place about that SDK while installing VS 2008.

My PC is Windows Vista.

If anyone has a solution to email to ! I will then re-post about the solution to share with all (comments disabled here sorry)


Thanks a lot,



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