Hi friends,

Configuring VC++ Toolkit to use with Server 2003 R2 Platform SDK is easy, all what you need is to edit the vcvars32.bat coming with the VC++ Toolkit 2003 package:

Set PATH=C:\Program Files\Vctoolkit\bin;%PATH%
Set INCLUDE=C:\Program Files\Vctoolkit\include;C:\Program Files\PSDK\include;%INCLUDE%
Set LIB=C:\Program Files\Vctoolkit\lib;C:\Program Files\PSDK\lib;C:\masm32\lib;%LIB%

PSDK is the folder where your PSDK files are stored. I specified c:\masm32\lib while modifying the LIB parameter because msvcrt.lib doesn't come with PSDK and VC++ Toolkit

Windows Server 2003 R2 Platform SDK from the site below :


The PSDK setup menu allows you to choose the necessary components meeting your requirements. I dediced to download the minimal material targetting the classical win32 environment.

Attached is a demo compiled with VC Toolkit 2003 using the header files and libraries from Server 2003 R2 PSDK
Posted on 2006-04-08 09:46:53 by Vortex
Cheers for that, Vortex - there's probably somebody who'll find it useful. It certainly *is* useful for people to get one of the best x86 C++ compilers for free, and be able to do windows programming with it. The vc2003 toolkit license is also surprisingly liberal, considering that it's from MS.
Posted on 2006-04-08 09:49:09 by f0dder
Hello f0dder,

Thanks for kind words. Yes , it's amazing that MS is offering the toolkit without any restrictions and it has optimization capabilities, not a crippled version.
Posted on 2006-04-08 09:58:44 by Vortex
And for once, "without restrictions" is pretty correct - you're not tied to writing drivers, you're not limited to producing applications for windows. You could use this to toolkit for OS development if you want to :)
Posted on 2006-04-08 10:05:21 by f0dder
As a postscript to Vortex's instructions this link shows you how to generate the missing msvcprt.lib from the msvcp71.dll.
Posted on 2006-04-08 11:05:51 by Eóin
Hm, we need to do something about the stylesheets for the board (or at least some of the themes) - for the theme I'm using (mercury <3), there's nothing that differentiates 'link' from the rest of the text :/
Posted on 2006-04-08 11:36:07 by f0dder
If you squint very hard I believe its very very dark grey as opposed to the black text :lol: .
Posted on 2006-04-08 13:21:31 by Eóin
Searching somethigns I find this EditCSS,  perhaps would find it usefull???, tought they are "not saved", you can modify them more directly... and perhaps save manually and suguest it ;).
Posted on 2006-04-09 08:35:50 by rea