Installing Visual COBOL Build Tools for Windows

To install Visual COBOL Build Tools for Windows:

  1. Read the following sections of this documentation to minimize the chances of encountering issues during or after the installation process:
    • Licensing Considerations
    • Restrictions when using Visual COBOL Build Tools for Windows
  2. Run the <build_tools_exe> file and follow the wizard instructions to complete the installation.

    The <build_tools_exe> file for this product is named:

    • vcbt_70.exe


    • vcbtx64_70.exe (64-bit-only product)

vcbt_70.exe or vcbtx64_70.exe can take a number of parameters, enabling you to specify a number of different types of installation. Examples are as follows:

To see all of the available parameters, execute the following from the command line:
<build_tools_exe> /?