My Visual Studio 2010 Professional with SP1 installed won't compile anymore. The shown error is:
TRACKER : error TRK0005: Failed to locate: "CL.exe". The system cannot find the file specified.
Strangely it is also not possible anymore to create new projects - the wizard appears but just restarts when I press create.
As I found out the paths for Visual Studio are now built from settings in the registry. Namely
Comparing a colleagues installation with mine revealed no different settings.
So this is how the
Property Pages/Configuration Properties/VC++ Directories look like:
Executable Directories: $(ExecutablePath) Include Directories: $(IncludePath) Reference Directories: $(ReferencePath) Library Directories: $(LibraryPath) Source Directories: $(SourcePath) Exclude Directories: $(ExcludePath)
Visual Studio 2010 Command Prompt,
cl.exe is found.
I can only guess that this behavior was caused by a reinstallation of Studio a couple of months ago (to a different folder). As we use an external build-script for our main project there is a good chance that it is broken since then.