FIX: Error message when you use the Microsoft Program Maintenance Utility (Nmake.exe) in Visual Studio 2005: "U1073: The build method of FileName is not specified"

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the Microsoft Program Maintenance Utility (Nmake.exe) in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you may receive the following error message:
U1073: The build method of FileName is not specified.
You experience this problem if the following conditions are true:
  • You use Nmake.exe version 8.00.50727.42 or a later version of Nmake.exe.
  • You use the English version of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on the Japanese version of the operating system.
Note This problem may not occur when you use earlier versions of Nmake.exe.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Nmake.exe does not recognize Japanese characters.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have Visual Studio 2005 SP1 installed to apply this hotfix.

For more information about how to obtain Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
929697 How to obtain the latest Visual Studio 2005 service pack

Restart information

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

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.
Visual Studio 2005, 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nmake.exe8.0.50727.89485,84016-Jun-200710:35x86
Visual Studio 2005, 64-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nmake.exe8.0.50727.894103,24816-Jun-200710:35x64
Visual Studio 2005, Itanium architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nmake.exe8.0.50727.894240,46416-Jun-200710:35IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

Properties

Article ID: 939025 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
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