Searching for Debugging Servers

You can use KD or CDB with the -QR command-line option to obtain a list of available debugging servers that are running on a network server.

This list may include servers that no longer exist but which were not shut down properly -- connecting to one of these generates an error message. The list will also include process servers and KD connection servers. The server type will be indicated in each case.

The syntax for this is as follows:

Debugger -QR \\Server 

Debugger can be either KD or CDB -- the display will be the same in either case. The two backslashes (\\) preceding Server are optional.

In WinDbg, you can use the Connect to Remote Debugger Session dialog box to browse a list of available servers.

For a debugging server to be discoverable, it must be activated with elevated privileges. For more information, see Activating a Debugging Server.

If you are not logged on to the client computer with an account that has access to the server computer, you might need to provide a user name and password. On the client computer, in a Command Prompt window, enter the following command.

net use \\Server\ipc$ /user:UserName where Server is the name of the server computer, and UserName is the name of an account that has access to the server computer.

When you are prompted, enter the password for UserName.

After this command succeeds, you can discover debugging servers (running on the server computer) by using -QR or Connect to Remote Debugger Session.