Microsoft KB Archive/248802
Article ID: 248802
Article Last Modified on 10/3/2005
- Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition
- Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Enterprise Edition
- Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
This article was previously published under Q248802
Executing the Vcvars32.bat batch file from the MS-DOS prompt on Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) systems generates the following messages:
The error can occur when you do not have enough memory in the MS-DOS environment to set an environment variable.
For more information about increasing the environment memory for MS-DOS programs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
230205 Out of environment space error message in MS-DOS programs
This behavior is by design.
Vcvars32.bat is a batch file containing statements that set the environment variables necessary to run Visual C++ tools such as Cl.exe from the MS-DOS prompt. It is created during the Visual C++ setup.
Use the following steps to run this batch file for every MS-DOS session:
- Locate the Command.com program in WINDOWS directory using Windows Explorer.
- Right-click the program and select Properties.
- Select the Program tab in the Properties window
- Type the full path to the Vcvar32.bat file in the "Batch file" edit window.
For more information, see the following in the MSDN Library:
Visual Studio 6.0 Documentation; Visual C++ Documentation; Using Visual C++; Visual C++ Programmer's Guide; Compiling and Linking; How Do I...; Set Environment Variables
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