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How to: Set the Number of Concurrent Builds for Multiprocessor Builds 

This topic describes how to change or specify the number of concurrent builds for Multiprocessor Builds.

To set the number of concurrent builds

  1. In the Visual Studio IDE, on the Tools menu, click Options.

    The Options Dialog Box will appear.

  2. Expand the Projects and Solutions folder, and then select the Build and Run property page.

  3. Enter an integer in the text box for the Maximum number of parallel project builds property. The highest value that you can set this property is 32.


    Build performance does not increase when you set the Maximum number of parallel project builds property to a value greater than the number of CPUs on your computer.

    To disable Multiprocessor builds, set this property equal to 1.

  4. Click OK.

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