Friday, November 21, 2008

MSB4019: "...targets not found" during TFS Build

Recently creating a TFS 2008 build for VS.Net 2005 projects, I kept receiving the following:

...error MSB4019: The imported project "C:\Program Files\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v8.0\WebApplications\Microsoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

I discovered the v8.0 hive didn't even exist on the file system. At first, I thought I was missing something like the .Net 2.0 SDK. Unfortunately, installing that didn't add the files to v8.0. Eventually, I simply copied the v8.0 hive off a VS.Net 2005 developer machine and onto the build server. Maybe not the prettiest but it solved my build problem.


Anonymous said...

Are you referring to the BUild machine or TFS server?

Jeff Hunsaker said...

@Anonymous One in the same in this deployment.