# Install, Configure And Using Windows PSDK - Part 2

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• We are ready to begin the Typical PSDK (R2) installation. Click the Next button.

• The installation starts. Sit down and relax. If there are error(s) during the installation, message(s) will be displayed. Make sure you have enough disk space around 1GB for Typical installation.

• For the last dialog, click the Finish button. We successfully installed the Windows PSDK (R2). In the next step we need to configure VC++ 2005 Express Edition so that the PSDK can be used together.

• Let verify the path of the compilers and PSDK that installed on Tenouk computer. Yours should be different. Here we have chosen a separate installation path for the PSDK (previously chosen during the installation) as shown below.

 Next, launch your VC++ 2005 Express Edition. We need to update the Visual C++ directories in the Projects and Solutions section in the Options dialog box. In a simple word, we need to tell the compiler where to find those includes, libraries and executable files that required when we build programs that specific to Windows. We need to add the paths to the appropriate subsections as listed below: Executable files: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2\Bin Include files: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2\Include Library files: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2\Lib Note: Alternatively, you can update the Visual C++ Directories by modifying the VCProjectEngine.dll.express.config file located in the \vc\vcpackages subdirectory of the Visual C++ Express install location. Please make sure that you also delete the file "vccomponents.dat" located in the "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VCExpress\8.0" if it exists before restarting Visual C++ Express Edition. In our case, select Tools Options menu.

• Select VC++ Directories under the Projects and Solutions folder. For Executable files, add a new line by clicking the icon. Then click the ... button () at the end of the empty line. Other paths shown in the box were set automatically during the VC++ EE installation.

• Select the directory of the executable files as shown below and clicks the Open button.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2\Bin

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• The path for the executable is shown below.

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