MSB6003 cmd.exe Access Denied Visual Studio


Error MSB6003 The specified task executable "cmd.exe" could not be run. System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): Access Denied

When i try to compile any sort of code (currently working with Unreal Engine) on Visual Studio 2019 i get this error in the Visual Studio console.

This error persisted also with a fresh installation of Windows.

I couldn't find anything on Google related to this problem. Any suggestions?

asked on Super User Aug 5, 2019 by Bonfee

1 Answer


It turned out to be Comodo Firewall that was silently blocking Visual Studio.

answered on Super User Aug 6, 2019 by Bonfee • edited Aug 6, 2019 by Scott

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