FIX: Visual Studio 2010 error: "Error MSB4014: The build stopped unexpectedly because of an internal failure"

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Article ID: 2298853 - View products that this article applies to.
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Symptoms

You log on a computer by using a user name whose length is longer than 19 characters, excluding the domain name or the computer name. When you try to build a Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 project, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Error MSB4014: The build stopped unexpectedly because of an internal failure.

Microsoft.Build.Exceptions.BuildAbortedException: Build was canceled. MSBuild.exe could not be launched as a child node as it could not be found at the location "<System Volume>:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\MSBuild.exe". If necessary, specify the correct location in the BuildParameters, or with the MSBUILD_EXE_PATH environment variable.

Resolution

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=KB2298853
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
  • You must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed to apply this hotfix package.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix package does not replace a previously released hotfix package.

File Information

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all versions of Windows XP, of Windows Server 2003, of Windows Vista, of Windows Server 2008, of Windows 7, and of Windows Server 2008 R2:
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
SetupUi.dll10.0.30319.352295,24820-Aug-201016:08x86
Setupengine.dll10.0.30319.352809,30420-Aug-201016:08x86
Setup.exe10.0.30319.35278,15220-Aug-201016:08x86
System.core.dll4.0.30319.3521,339,73620-Aug-201022:02x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 2298853 - Last Review: March 25, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4
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