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Issue: When several consoles are specified for debugging, IncrediBuild only deploys a build to one console. Fix: Visual Studio doesn't doesn't store debugging information for project files. You need to specify the console list again. You can do this fro...
Issue: "Fatal error C1902" errors appear in the Build Monitor. Fix: This problem is fixed in every IncrediBuild version from v5.0 onwards. If upgrading doesn't solve the problem please try this: 1) Locate the name of the agent machine on which t...
ISSUE: This can usually happen with C# builds but can also occur with C++ builds and it is related to Devenv.exe way of work   In order to avoid this long phase, you can try to invoke the build directly with MSBuild:  On the Initiator machine, pleas...
PROBLEM:    The error "The license for Visual Studio has expired." Our build server normally just runs MSBuild without a license. The command works on my local laptop with IncrediBuild installed and I have a license for Visual Studio.  Do we need to...
Issue: When the /Tp compiler comand line switch is used, the compiler will generate a command line error message. Fix: This is a known issue that we are working on fixing in a future release, but in the meantime, use the /TP switch, instead of the /Tp s...
From IncrediBuild 6.0 onwards, there is a new acceleration feature called "Predicted Execution," which can provide up to an additional 20% acceleration on your Builds. The way Predicted Execution works is by performing nonchronological executions on cer...
Possible Causes: The most common reason an Agent or multiple Agents are not assigned to a build is not meeting the minimum system requirements. Fix: To check if the minimum system requirements are met: * Open the Coordinator window. * Select "...
Issue: Auto-hide features sometimes fail when the Build Monitor is docked in Visual Studio. Cause: This is a known issue related to VS 2015's plugins architecture. Fix: Click "Hide Monitor" then "Show Monitor."
If you are having trouble setting up a Backup Coordinator or if your current one is not working you can try two things: 1. * Open up the Coordinator Settings on the machine running your main Coordinator. Go to the "Backup" page under the Coordinator...
A build may fail without any real indication if either of the following are true:  * More than one solution configuration is used  * 2 Projects with the same configuration are set to build as a batch build.    Case example :  THE CONFIGURATIONS ...
Sample Image: It is possible that the cause for the failure is a corruption of the history index file.    HistoryLocalHistoryIndex.dat.    Please try to clear the build history by opening the build history -> File -> Clear History.  If t...
PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:  IncrediBuild fails to execute both through the Visual Studio IDE and the command line, however standard Visual Studio builds execute fine.    POSSIBLE CAUSES:    The warning is due to the fact that IncrediBuild adds the /de...
Issue: The build fails with "CL Wrapper (GL)" error message. Cause: This error message may be related to the IncrediBuild PDB file synchronization mechanism. Fix: * On the machine hosting your main Coordinator, open up the Coordinator Monitor....
IncrediBuild doesn't yet support the new CMake feature in Visual Studio 2017, so below is a general command line workaround that will let you take advantage of the new feature. For the sake of this demonstration, I have downloaded a CMake sample project...
This is applicable to IncrediBuild versions 7.1 and before. Issue: Command line error D8037 : cannot create temporary il file  Usually happens on Helper machines Cause: This issue is related to the Windows OS update released on 9.2.2016 . It happe...
You can compare the differences between regular build commands executed with Visual Studio and build commands executed with IncrediBuild. This can be beneficial if you notice crucial differences between the results obtained when you regularly execute your...
Usually when there are connectivity issues between the Initiator Agent and Helper Agents,  the "failed to connect to port 31105 on…" message appears in the Build Monitor.  In most cases this is related to the Windows Firewall settings. If the relevant p...
Issue: 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). Fix: Assuming that the issue is encountered when using Submission Interfaces or Automatic ...
Cause: This could happen as a result of a corrupt file cache.  Fix: Try the following on the machine exhibiting the problem: 1. Open the Agent Settings window. Under the "Helper" tab, open the General page. 2. Click the "Clear Contents" button. 3. Cl...
ISSUE: The following error appears:  Some errors occurred during migration. For more information, see the migration report:  FIX: * open the CMD in the location of devenv.exe of your VS2013/2015/2017 * Run the following command: devenv /resetu...
ERRORS THAT MAY OCCUR:  * Failed to initiate build  * Failed to detect version of solution file  * Failed to load solution file  * Unknown file format      This may be related to the contents of your solution file. If the file isn't formatt...
Issue: 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. Fix: This issue tend...
ssue: 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 System Error------...
  IncrediBuild can't automatically detect the sn.exe version, so it may not find the file, or it may invoke the wrong one.    To solve this, just add the correct sn.exe file to the correct PATH.    TO DO SO:  * Find the relevant "sn.exe" fil...
This can happen if IncrediBuild was installed under the default path (c:program files…) and the following folder also exists:  C:Program  The installation paths might confuse the Service when it wants to start so it will look for it under C:Program an...
This issue might be related to the "enable minimal directory synchronization" settings when its settings aren't set correctly.  Please see:  http://www.incredibuild.com/webhelp/webframe.htm#agentsettings_buildsystem_advanced.html [http://www.incredibu...
This error may occur in a random manner - usually when building large Solutions.   There are 2 ways solving your LNK1318 error: * Switching to the old PDB method - C7 (/Z7) since this error seems to invoke when the regular "PDB for Edit And Contin...
Issue: This warning message suggests that the process that is currently assigned to a remote Helper doesn’t consume enough CPU resources - hence IncrediBuild thinks it is stuck. Therefore an automatic recovery mechanism is fired that reassigns this task...
Issue: After the build seems to be completed, IncrediBuild just hangs for an indefinite amount of time. If it continues to hang, it seems to timeout and recognize the build as done. Looking at Process Explorer, it looks like the spawned devenv.exe is re...
Possible Causes: The IncrediBuild service may not start due to the following reasons: * There conflicting directory paths, such as "Program Files(x86)" and "C:Program Files" * The registry value to the directory in which IncrediBuild is stored isn...
Issue: 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 in t...
Issue: When a build starts with IncrediBuild it sometimes doesn't use all available Helpers although there are many "ready tasks". In addition, the IncrediBuild tray icon doesn't change to a "building" state and the build can't be seen in the "Build His...
Issue: When 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.  Fix: Granting "Profile single process" rights to the non-administrative us...
Cause: This may occur if you have installed a different version of Visual Studio after already having IncrediBuild installed on the machine. To re-apply the IncrediBuild add-in: * Close Visual Studio. * Open Agent Settings. * from the Visual Stu...
Issue: After installation, no keyboard shortcuts are set for IncrediBuild operations. Fix: This issue arises from MSVC 7.0's inability to predefine keyboard shortcuts for custom addins. To manually set the keyboard shortcuts necessary from the Visua...
If the default versions of your operating system and Visual Studio are not English, the IncrediBuild console output may read out unrecognizable characters, such as question marks or may just output "undefined characters."    IncrediBuild needs to writ...
Considerationgs to take into account when using IncrediLink and their potential fixes: * Duplicate lik error messages may appear if different project libraries include or define the same variable more than once. This is because the linker is more tole...
ISSUE: Running BuildConsole command causes the following error: --------------------Build System Error-----------------------------------------  Failed to initialize Build System:  Failed to load build set.  MS Visual Studio 15.0 is not installed on th...
The full error looks like this:    Initializing...   --------------------Build System Error-----------------------------------------   Failed to initialize Build System:   Failed to load build set.   MS Visual Studio 15.0 is not installed on t...
This error can happen whether or not you are executing your build with IncrediBuild. It is usually related to parallel MSBuild executions.    Since IncrediBuild parallelizes the majority of its processes, you may face this error more often.    Try...
Issue: The toolbar buttons will sometimes not become disabled/enabled immediately after stopping or starting a build from the addin.  Description: This is a known issue caused by an MSVC 7.0 bug.  Fix: Click any window inside the Visual Studio IDE.
It seems that by default when IncrediBuild is being used it will spawn tasks only relative to the number of local cores. If the IncrediBuild Infrastructure has 100 cores but the initiator has only 4, IncrediBuild will only run 4 tasks in parallel.  ACCO...
Issue: PDB related errors may be encountered during IncrediBuild builds when implemented with Visual Studio 2005 to Visual Studio 2010. E.g.:  "Error C2471: cannot update program database" or: "Failed to handle synchronization request: "*vc100.pdb" or: ...
IncrediBuild generates intermediary PDB files that go to the output folder as your build executes. These intermediary  files look like this:  $(ProjectName)_ib_1.pdb, (ProjectName)_ib_2.pdb, and so on, until it finally generates the final output file  $...
Issues: * The IncrediBuild warning "import directives in the precompiled header should use the no_implementation attribute. See FAQ section in documentatio n for more details." Is shown, relating to code inside a multi-line comment.  * When changing...
Issue: 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). Cause: This state is caused because...
Issue: The following build system warning appears when executing your builds " IncrediBuild: build system warning: #import directives in the pre-compiled header should use the no_implementation attribute. See FAQ section in documentation for more details....
Issue: The "Preparing Build Tasks" phase is taking a very long time in some / all Solution.  Problem causes: If the problem started to happen after upgrading from VS2008 / VS2005 to VS2010 or higher, then the reason for this problem is the Devenv.ex...
Issue: 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. Fix: You might want to consider upgrading you Anti-Virus to Tre...
Issue: Visual Studio 2005/2008 solution with mixed projects (both C++ and C#) fails with an out of memory error or with MSB4018: The "MSBuild" task failed unexpectedly Cause:  This problem may occur if the C# project is dependent on the C++ project(...
Besides this error, you may also see this one:  MSB4166: Child node "X" exited prematurel    This error only occurs when using Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008, or when using their respective toolsets.  This is due to the fact that Incredi...
There can be multiple reasons why this happens:  * If you are using an older IncrediBuild version. Please check if this still occurs when using the latest version.  * If your Visual Studio does not have the English Language pack installed. IncrediBu...
When executing Unreal Engine 4 based builds, start the build process using your usual build command or the regular "Build" option in Visual Studio instead of using the IncrediBuild Build option. Once you start your build the way you would without incrediB...
If this occurs during the linking phase, please try the following:    Key Name: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeXoreaxIncrediBuildBuilder  String Value Name: DisableMonitorFileChanges  Value Type: String (REG_SZ)  Set the value Data to: 1 
Issue: Visual Studio is randomly / constantly crashing when trying to build using IncrediBuild menu Problem cause: This problem can happen in Visual Studio 2010 / 2012 / 2013 and it is related to the Windows "auto hide" feature (the small pin in the...
In certain cases after the initial IncrediBuild installation and setup, there may be some issues related to the IncrediBuild menus. Such as:    * The IncrediBuild dropdown menu doesn't appear in the Visual Studio IDE.  * The dropdown menu is there...
Issue: Some or all Agents are shown with a "connection failed status" from the Coordinator menu Fix: Open up the Agent settings for Agents who have the "Connection failed" status from the Coordinator menu. If prompted with a message asking whether y...
Issue: When using IncrediLink with the "Do not create libraries" option set, VC will prompt that projects are out of date and suggests to rebuild the required files. Fix: Since the "do not create libraries" is not supported by the Visual Studio IDE, thi...
Issue: The build with IncrediBuild is not performed and only the "preparing build tasks" phase is shown. Cause: This can happen with VS2017 Update 3 (15.3) using IncrediBuild version 9.0 The problem occurs since the "Lightweight Load" option was Enabl...
IncrediLink enhances the incremental linking feature for Visual Studio Versions 2008 and before. IncrediLink is there to speed up linking when changes are made to project files.  Fix: To check if IncrediLink, is in fact, improving link time, compare the...
You may be seeing the same file getting compiled twice due to the way IncrediBuild's performance optimization functions. When there is a task waiting for another task to be completed  by a Helper Agent, IncrediBuild will start compiling the same file on t...
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 any significant difference between the files. T...
ssue:  A while after setting an Agent to the "Disabled" status, it shows up as "Enabled" and participates in distributed builds. Fix: While disabling the Agent should prevent the Agent from working. There are two Agent Settings that may automatically ...
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