Never seen this before - My vista cmd shell started displaying everything in yellow and outputs the following as soon as I start it:

Setting SDK relative to C:/Program Files/Microsoft SDK/Windows/v6.1
Targeting Windows Server 2008 x86 DEBUG

Any clue of why this could be happening and how do I go back to normal?

I thought might've run a bat file that might've wiped my classpath ... but I checked my classpath and it seems to be fine - also I suspect the problem might be totally unrelated.


Check the shortcut your using to run your cmd shell. (start, and search for simply 'cmd')

If you have the Microsoft developer tools installed, it adds a command shell entry to your start menu that initializes the environment to build software.

  • looks like you're right --> C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /E:ON /V:ON /T:0E /K "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.1\Bin\SetEnv.Cmd" – JohnIdol Feb 21 '10 at 1:17

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