This article explains how to open a console (
cmd.exe), which is configured with a specific version of Visual Studio's command line build tools.
On the start menu, search for "Build Environment Selection" or execute in a console
The following dialog should appear:
Select the desired Visual Studio edition and click on "Open C++ Console". A console (
cmd.exe) will be opened in which the compiler (
cl.exe) and linker (
link.exe) command line tools can be used.