cant find rc.exe

cant find rc.exe

I have just purchased the latest intel parallel studio XE 2011 and installed Visual Studio 8. Durring XE instalation at a dos window briefly pops up on the screen durring 20 and 21 of 33 packages. When I then go into visual studio and make a test f90 program I can compile routine but at build time the error 'rc.exe not found' comes up.

I have re-installed XE twice now and that does not fix the problem??

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What version of Visual Studio 2005 are you using? This problem sounds similar to the issue described in this article:

however, it involves Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Premier Partner Edition which is supplied by Intel as part of our Intel Visual Fortran compiler.

this is visual studio 2008. and the new Parallel XE

The rc.exe is part of Microsoft Windows SDK. It's likely Visual Studio installation issue.

On my PC rc.exe is localed here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\x64

If you can find the rc.exe file, you can go (in VS2008) to Tools > Options > Intel Fortran > Compilers. Click on the "..." to the right of Executables. Make sure that the line is included:


If there is no rc.exe, you can reinstall MS Windows SDK for Visual Studio or the whole Visual Studio.

The problem was discussed several times. See there:

MS Windows SDK:

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