This problem occurs in rare cases because Link.exe might not handle import objects and incremental linking correctly if it uses the /WHOLEARCHIVE switch.
How to obtain this hotfix
Download the hotfix package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 installed.
You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if no instance of Visual Studio is being used.