Resolution: You would also need to install C# along with VC++
Repro Steps ========== Install Visual Studio 2008 Standard with only C++ Launch VS 2008 IDE Create any kind of new C++ project Build the project You will receive the following error message:Project : error PRJ0003 : Error spawning 'cl.exe'
The root cause of this issue is that cl.exe file is only included in the feature of C# in vs_std sku. That means it won't get installed by only installing VC++. If you search for cl.exe on the machine you will find the following occurrences:
1. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin\amd64\cl.exe" 2. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin\x86_amd64\cl.exe"
The folder "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\bin" does not include cl.exe.