Windows SDK for Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2008

The Windows SDK for Server 2008 sets following registry key, that’s used by the VC++ toolset in both Visual Studio 2008 and in the Windows SDK build environment: On an X86 computer: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SDKs\WindowsOn an X64 or IA64 computer: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SDKs\WindowsThe Windows SDK for Windows 7 does not set this key during installation in order to avoid […]

The Windows SDK for Server 2008 sets following registry key, that’s used by the VC++ toolset in both Visual Studio 2008 and in the Windows SDK build environment:
On an X86 computer: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SDKs\Windows
On an X64 or IA64 computer: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SDKs\Windows
The Windows SDK for Windows 7 does not set this key during installation in order to avoid unexpected changes to Visual Studio 2008.  To set the Windows SDK used by Visual Studio, use the Windows SDK Configuration Tool. How to use the Windows SDK for Windows 7 headers, libraries and tools with Visual Studio 2008: Use the Windows SDK Configuration Tool to set the Windows 7 SDK as the “current” SDK for MSBuild and VCBuild. This’ll update the Windows 7 SDK build environment and the Visual Studio 2008 IDE build environment to use the Windows 7 SDK headers, libraries and tools. You can also use this tool to switch it back again.