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This article describes a problem that occurs in which you receive an "Error MSB6006: "CL.exe" exited with code -1073741515" error message when you build a basic application by using the ARM SDK in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. An update is available to resolve this problem. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.


You create a basic "Hello World" application by using the ARM SDK for a device that is running the May 2015 update for Windows Embedded Compact 2013. When you build the application, the build is unsuccessful and you receive the following error message:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\V120\Microsoft.CppCommon.targets(242,5): error MSB6006: "CL.exe" exited with code -1073741515.


This problem occurs because the version number of the Mspdb110.dll file was not updated correctly when the file was last updated.

Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (August 2015) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 2013 monthly update, go to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.

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

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

The English version of this software update package 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.

Files that are included in this update package

File name

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


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