Well i just discovered that this bug existed back since Beta 1 of Orcas.

The fix for it exists in the Installation DVD, however the installer never invokes the update. So you kind of have to do it manually.

You cannot build any application because of the missing alink.dll.

So to fix.

Install these msu files that are located off of the install image in


  • Windows6.0-KB110806-x86.msu
  • Windows6.0-KB929300-x86.msu
  • Windows6.0-kb930264-x86.msu

Everything worked fine afterwards

They might have different names, but the KB #s are the same.