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VS 2013 RC MSBuild fails on InstallShield project

With Visual Studio 2013 RC, MSBuild is failing on my InstallShield project task. It's works fine in the IDE.

Here's my MSBuild command:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\12.0\Bin\msbuild" BISidecar.sln /t:clean;build

Here's the error:

"C:\Users\dave\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\C#\BISidecar\BISidecar.sln" (clean;build target) (1) ->
"C:\Users\dave\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\C#\BISidecar\Setup\Setup.isproj" (default target) (2:2) ->
(Build target) ->C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\InstallShield\2013Limited\InstallShield.targets(100,3): error : Could not find InstallShield system folder at location "". Please provide the correct path in task parameter InstallShieldPath.

I can't figure out where I'm supposed to define (or set) the InstallShieldPath task parameter. I tried generating a MSBuild project file from the solution and added a C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield\2013LE line to the PropertyGroup section but that didn't change the outcome.
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This error occurs when InstallShield is unable to find some of the files/folders in the required location, So, you can try changing the location of all your missing files(manually) and building it again.

Please let us know if this helped.

Thank you,
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