KBEA-00043 - Builds have problems with NTVDM

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Builds that run 16-bit applications have stalled agents because NTVDM is started as a service the first time it is used, but then the agent tracks that executable as part of the job. There also appears to be some general instability around this tool when running multiple agents at the same time.


16-bit applications are prefixed "C:/WINDOWS/system32/cmd.exe /c start /min /separate" in the Makefiles.


This was a sample changed Makefile:

Applies to

  • Product versions: All

  • OS versions: Windows