# Fatal Error C1083 - Cannot open include file: "windows.h": No such file or directory

### Question

I'm trying to get IKVM to build (see this question) but now have encountered a problem not having to do with IKVM so I'm opening up a new question:

When running nant on the IKVM directory with the Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt (from the Start Menu), I get the following error:

``````        ikvm-native-win32:

[cl] Compiling 2 files to C:\ikvm-0.36.0.11\native\Release'.

[cl] jni.c
[cl] os.c
[cl] C:\ikvm-0.36.0.11\native\os.c(25) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such
file or directory
[cl] Generating Code...

BUILD FAILED

C:\ikvm-0.36.0.11\native\native.build(17,10):
External Program Failed: cl (return code was 2)
``````

I have the Platform SDK installed. What am I missing? I'm sure it's something simple...

Edit #1 I just checked - I do have the directory containing windows.h on the Path. Edit #2 Found the answer (see my answer below): The directory containing windows.h needed to be in the "Include" path variable.

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5/23/2017 12:09:26 PM