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When automating some C# deployment on Windows, be aware that there is two MSBuild instances available.

After some random error, I found msbuild has two similar versions. The continuous integration server was pointing to:


This was firing a build that was impossible to reproduce in my computer, not even on the build server… until I realized the path was strange.

It end up that the msbuild that the Developer Command for VS2013 uses this msbuild:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\12.0\Bin\MSBuild.exe

This version supports some extra features like /T:Package.