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Problem description: "Fatal error C1902" errors appear in the Build Monitor. Problem solution: This problem is fixed in every IncrediBuild version from v5.0. If from any reason, the version doesnt solves the problem, please try the following procedure...
/Tp (compile source file as cpp regardless of extension) switch isn't supported. Symptom: When the /Tp compiler command line switch is used, the compiler will generate a command line error message. Description: This is a known issue that may be fix...
From V6.0 IncrediBuild has a new acceleration feature (Predicted Execution) which can provide up to additional 20% build time acceleration with C++ builds. The acceleration logic that is used in this feature is an out-of-order execution which can build ...
The most common reason is that an Agent does not reach one of the minimal requirements (free hard disk space , CPU availability, free memory, etc.) specified in the Coordinator settings. To see if this is the case, open the Coordinator application, and ch...
Auto-hide feature sometimes fails with docked Build Monitor window in VS .NET. Symptom: IncrediBuild docked Build Monitor doesn't automatically open when starting a new build in VS .NET. Description: This is a known issue related related to Visual ...
The following article describes how to troublshoot common problems with installation of a Backup Coordinator: 1. Try opening the Coordinator Settings dialog on the machine running the primary Coordinator service. Go to the "Coordinator|Backup" page. Wh...
Symptoms: The build fails with "CL Wrapper (GL)" error message. Cause: This problem might be related to IncrediBuild PDB file synchronization mechanism that in some rare cases may cause to this problem. Workaround: 1. On the coordinator machine,...
Symptoms: Command line error D8037 : cannot create temporary il file Usually happens on Helper machines. Cause: The problem is related to the recent Windows update released on 9.2.2016 which affects most OS. It happens specifically due to: https:...
The following article describes how to compare command lines used by IncrediBuild to run a certain step (compilation, linking, etc.) with those used in standard Visual Studio builds for the same step. This can be useful in cases where a different result i...
Description: Double-clicking on a progress bar in the Build Monitor Progress display doesn't open the Output screen in the relevant location (related to that task). Resolution: Assuming that the issue is encountered in the Submission Interface or Autom...
Symptom: When running a build, all or most of the files compiled in a specific machine fail with errors. Files compiled on other machines complete successfully. Description: This could happen as a result of a corrupt file cache. Solution: Try the fol...
Symptom: The following build system warning appears in builds: "IncrediBuild: build system warning: #import directives in the precompiled header should use the no_implementation attribute. See FAQ section in documentation for more details.". Explanati...
Symptoms: The following error is shown when trying to perform a build: Failed to detect version of solution/project file: C:xxxxxxxxxxxx.sln Failed to load solution file: C:xxxxxxxxxxxx.sln (line 0) Unknown file format signature. Solution: Usually...
Problem Description: When building a Solution using BuildConsile build command - for example: BuildConsole mysln.sln /build /prj=NameOfMyProject /cfg="Release Tool|Win32" The following message appears: Initializing... --------------------Build Syste...
Description: When several consoles are specified in the "Configuration properties|Debugging" properties page, IncrediBuild seems to only deploy the image to one console. Resolution: Because debugging information is not stored by the Visual Studio IDE i...
Symptoms: After the build seems to be completed, IncrediBuild would just hang for an indefinite amount of time. If letting it hang for a long time, it appear to timeout and would recognize that the build is done. Looking at Process Explorer, it looks li...
Symptom: Using Windows Terminal Server, IncrediBuild fails to work for users with limited access rights. The Agent Service is reported as not being installed for these users. Workaround: Granting the right "Profile single process" to the IncrediBuild ...
Symptoms: The build starts correctly with the "Initializing..." phase however it stops right after this phase. It is also possible that the build will hang in the "Preparing build tasks" phase. When clicking on the red vertical bar - there is no error i...
This can happen if you have installed this specific version of Visual Studio after IncrediBuild was already installed. In order to apply the IncrediBuild add-in (menu) in the newly installed Visual Studio, please do the following: 1. Close the relevan...
Symptom: After installation, no keyboard shortcuts are set for IncrediBuild operations. Description: This is a known issue caused by MSVC 7.0's inability to predefine keyboard shortcuts for custom addins. Solution/workaround: Manually define key...
There are a few things to consider when IncrediLink is enabled (only with Visual Studio .NET / 2005 / 2008): 1. Duplicate Symbol link error messages may show up if different library projects include define the same symbol twice; the reason is that the l...
MSVC 7.0 toolbar buttons sometimes do not change their state according to current build status. Symptom: The toolbar buttons will sometimes not become disabled/enabled immediately after stopping or starting a build from the addin. Description: This...
Problem description: PDB related errors may be encountered during IncrediBuild builds under Visual Studio 2005 - Visual Studio 2010. E.g.: "Error C2471: cannot update program database" or: "Failed to handle synchronization request: "*vc100.pdb" or: ...
Symptom 1: The IncrediBuild warning "import directives in the precompiled header should use the no_implementation attribute. See FAQ section in documentation for more details." Is received, relating to code inside a multi-line comment. Symptom 2: When...
Problem description: Some SCons builds fail without apparent errors being displayed in the output logs, and no red task bars appear in the Build monitor console (sometimes a "Python.exe has stopped working" dialog may appear). Workaround: This state is ...
Problem description: The "Preparing Build Tasks" phase is taking a very long time in some / all Solution. Possible Solution: There can be several causes for this issue. In case the problem started to happen after upgrading from VS2008 / VS2005 to V...
Slow IB build when running Trend Micro OfficeScan 7.2 Edition (Anti Virus) - When running Trend Micro OfficeScan 7.2 Edition performance issues might show up in IncrediBuild builds. As a workaround, you might want to consider upgrading you Anti-Virus...
Symptoms: Visual Studio 2008 / 2005 Solution with mixed projects (C++ and C#) fails with out of memory error or with: MSB4018: The "MSBuild" task failed unexpectedly Cause and Solution: This problem might happen if the C# project dependent on C++ pr...
Symptoms: Visual Studio is randomly / constantly crashing when trying to build using IncrediBuild menu Problem Description: This problem can happen in Visual Studio 2010 / 2012 / 2013 and it is related to the Windows "auto hide" feature (the small p...
Symptom: some or all Agents are shown with a "Connection failed" status in the Coordinator application. Solution: Please open the Agent Settings dialog on the Agent(s) having the "Connection failed" status. If you see a message box offering to open fire...
Symptom: When using IncrediLink with the "Do not create libraries" option, VC will prompt that projects are out-of-date and will suggest to build required files. Description: Since this feature (skipping creation of .lib files) is not supported by the...
IncrediLink improves Visual Studio .Net / 2005 / 2008 incremental linking feature to allow substantially faster linking in incremental links run after small changes. To see if IncrediLink is improving link performance, try comparing link time with and wi...
The reason you might be seeing the same file being compiled twice is probably one of IncrediBuild's performance optimizations. When a build is pending waiting for a remote machine to complete a compilation task, IncrediBuild will start compiling the same ...
In some cases, a minor difference may be seen in the size of Intermediate/Output files built by IncrediBuild when compared to the same files built by VC. This is an expected behavior which does not indicate of any significant difference between the fil...
Problem description: A while after setting an Agent to the "Disabled" status, it shows up as "Enabled" and participates in distributed builds. Solution/Workaround: In principle setting the Agent to the "Disabled" status should indeed prevent the Agent ...
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