where to find "Nmake.exe" for 64 bit, Used on visual studio 2008 Professional Edition - by Praveen Somashekhar

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ID 585739 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 8/12/2010 5:53:17 AM
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Hi ,

I Need nmake.exe for building a project on x64 bit Windows 7.

I have found the file nmake.exe in the path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin",   which is for 32 bit build.

And there is no nmake file present under "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0", which represents the 64 bit path.

Kindly suggest me in getting the desired 64 bit Nmake.
Other Information:
Hardware used:      Intel i3 processor
OS:                          Windows 7
Visual Studio:           2008 Professional Edition.

Praveen Somashekhar
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Posted by Mark [MSFT] on 8/16/2010 at 2:58 PM
As GregM1 noted in his reply, the x64 version of nmake.exe is located in the VC\bin\amd64 subdirectory. The 32-bit version of nmake.exe is located in VC\bin.

If you open up the Visual Studio 2008 x64 Win64 Command Prompt, the paths should be set up to find the x64 versions of tools. You can then simply do "where foo.exe" to find the version you are looking for:

C:\Windows\system32>where nmake.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin\amd64\nmake.exe

Mark Levine
Dev Lead - Visual C++
Posted by GregM on 8/13/2010 at 9:03 AM
of the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin directory, that is.
Posted by GregM on 8/13/2010 at 9:02 AM
It's in the AMD64 subdirectory.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/12/2010 at 6:06 PM
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