Is USB 3.0 remote Kernel mode Driver debugging no longer supported in VS 2019 on the latest OS's?

Alexander Kovacs 1 Reputation point
2021-06-29T13:29:46.863+00:00

I see in the MS documentation located here:

[https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/setting-up-a-usb-3-0-cable-connection-in-visual-studio][1]

It says,

Important
This feature is not available in Windows 10, version 1507 and later versions of the WDK.

Does this mean you can no longer use the USB 3.0 cables for remote debug in the newest VS 2019 and OS's versions?

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 27,106 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-06-30T06:01:58.75+00:00

    Hi @Alexander Kovacs ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    I think this Note “This feature is not available in Windows 10, version 1507 and later versions of the WDK” is clear, it means using Microsoft Visual Studio to set up and perform kernel-mode debugging over a USB 3.0 cable is not available in Windows 10, version 1507 and later versions of the WDK.

    Does this mean you can no longer use the USB 3.0 cables for remote debug in the newest VS 2019 and OS’s versions?

    I noticed that “as an alternative to using VS to set up USB 3.0 debugging, you can do the setup manually”, and there is no Note in this document: Setting Up Kernel-Mode Debugging over a USB 3.0 Cable Manually, so perhaps this is available by doing the setup manually, but with VS 2019(as you mentioned the newest VS 2019), I think it means it is not available.

    Best Regards,
    Tianyu

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