Re: compile cpp with dsp project files on windows server 2008 R2

David Wilkinson <>
Wed, 05 Aug 2009 14:42:38 -0400
powah wrote:

1. I need to compile the old cpp (which use iostream.h) with the dsp
project files, with as little change as possible, on a 2008 R2 machine
which is both the development and target machine.
I can use either VC 6 or VC 2008 and platform SDK 2003 or 2008.
I discover that the platform SDK Feb 2003 cannot be installed on the
2008 R2 machine.
2. I want to use the exe and dll compiled from (1) to run on win
server 2003, if possible.

1. Yes, you will have to convert to <iostream> on later compilers. But really,
you should not have been using <iostream.h> on VC6 (or VC5). If you still have
your VC6 environment, you might find it easier to convert to <iostream> before
converting to later version of the compiler.

2. Is it really impossible to install SDK Feb 2003 on Server 2008 machine? When
I installed it on XP, I just put it in its own directory

C:\Program Files\SDK Feb 2003

I did not try to integrate it into Visual Studio, but rather just added this
path to the VC++ Directories in VC6.

Maybe you could install it in XP-compatible mode?

Of course, if you do not want to stay with VC6, there is no need to install Feb
2003 SDK.

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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