Intel® C++ and Fortran Compilers for Windows* Integration Into Microsoft Visual Studio 2015*

Issue

In order to use the Intel® C++ or Fortran Compiler to develop for Windows* targets using Microsoft Visual Studio 2015*, it is necessary to install the 'Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015' component from Visual Studio.  This component is not installed by default.  The installation will detect the missing component and provide a warning, but the installation can still proceed.  The component may be installed when Microsoft Visual Studio 2015* is first installed, or may be installed later.

Solution

To install the 'Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015' component:

  1.    If  Microsoft Visual Studio 2015* is not installed on the system:
    1. During installation select the “Custom” type
    2. Under Optional features to install:
               
      Expand Programming Languages/Visual C++ and select Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015

    3. Continue with the installation.

  2. If Microsoft Visual Studio 2015* is already installed on the system:
    1. Open the Control Panel and select 'Program and Features'.
    2. Select “Microsoft Visual Studio* 2015”, right-click to open the context menu and select “Change”
    3. Select “Modify” on the next screen
    4. Under Optional features to install:
               
      Expand Programming Languages/Visual C++ and select Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015
    5.  Continue with the installation.
  3. Restart your system.
 
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