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Visual Studio 2008 on Windows Server 2008

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Hi,

I want my Visual Studio Project to be built by our CI Server (Bamboo). However this project can’t be built using MSBuild as it returns the following error:
MSBUILD : warning MSB4078: The project file "Project_File_Here" is not supported by MSBuild and cannot be built.
This means “devenv.com” needs to be used instead. Bamboo does allow me to build Visual Studio Projects; it just needs me to point it towards the “devenv” executable.

The only way I can think of to place “devenv” onto the server would be to install a full copy of Visual Studio 2008 on my Windows 2008 Server where Bamboo is installed. Since this is a build server this appears to be overkill as it will only ever be building the project and not editing it.

Does anyone have any idea if I can install a stripped back version of Visual Studio or is this a common requirement for these kind of projects?

Thanks
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