Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Windows Remote or Network Debugging I - windbg

Traditionally Windows kernel (including drivers) debugging relied on serial null modem cable via COM ports or 1394 cable connected to the target device.

Figure 1 Target and Host.

Thanks to networking, a TCP based client/server mechanism is supported with windbg to allow using a computer to debug the target Windows device through a shared network. The following articles provided very helpful info:
Download windbg with Windows SDK:

Download Debugging Tools from the Windows SDK

Or directly from

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