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Nov 06, 2014 at 05:27 PM

Windows SDK for .NET Framework 4.0 or higher must be installed.


I have installed PowerBuilder 12.6. for about 3 times and still have the same problem.

I have installed all the prerequisites

For testing purpose I use a win32 application from "tutorial" with PowerBuilder 12.6 classic.

I have successfully created a

1) .NET Windows form "Target"

2) .NET Windows form "Project" for a smart client application

3) I can deploy the application without any problem

4) I can run the application without any problem

My problem is when I try to "publish" the application

I have a message saying:

"Windows SDK for .NET Framework 4.0 or higher must be installed.

I can see my Windows SDK for .NET Framework 4.0

under the following path:


I have used "pbpack126.exe" to create a bootstrapper package

to include all runtime files for .NET Framework 4.0,

...still have the same error message

Here is my Path setting:

C:\Program Files\Broadcom\Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter;;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\;C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\syswow64;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\Binn\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\Binn\;C:\Program Files\SQL Anywhere 16\bin64;C:\Program Files\SQL Anywhere 16\bin32;

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Windows Performance Toolkit\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Sybase\Shared\PowerBuilder;C:\Program Files (x86)\Sybase\Shared\PowerBuilder\x64;C:\Program Files (x86)\Sybase\PowerBuilder 12.6;

help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you