Debugging tools for Windows Updated

On April 26, 2007, in news, by

It’s all Peter’s fault that I’m vaklempt that there’s new debugging tools on the Debugger site today… 

Daniel Pearson [MSFT] : Debugging Tools for Windows Updated: 

Debugging Tools for Windows Updated

It’s been a while since our last update but the latest version,, of the Debugging Tools for Windows is now available for download <> from There’s a ton of new features and improvements so get clicking!

   * New Features
         o Add %Y{l} format specifier to take a ULONG64 argument and
           display a source line.
         o Add $ntdll[w|n]sym built-in aliases.
   * New command-line options
         o Windbg: -lsrcpath to set local source path.
         o All: -log[a|o]u to generate Unicode log files.
   * Changes to default configuration
         o When loading modules from a user-mode minidump provide
           available misc and CV record info from dump. This can allow
           symbols to be loaded in some cases when PE image file is not
         o .reload with specific module name now defers loading.
           Force-loading can be done with /f as usual.
         o SDK content is now installed by default.
         o Samples now explicitly default to not building Vista-only.
         o .remote pipe names may no longer start with ‘/’.
         o Change symbol lookup order: root\file, root\extension\file,
           root\symbols\file. Note that you cannot depend on lookup
           order remaining unchanged.
   * !analyze enhancements
   * New and updated commands: .trap, lmDv, .allow_exec_cmds, .pcmd,
     .dml_file, gu, .fnent, .pagein, dt, bs, bsc, bm
   * New options for commands: .foreach, .reload, .dump, .dumpcab, x,
     uf, ln, .call, .open
   * New and updated extensions: !chksym, !cpuid, !dml_proc, !address,
     !chkimage, !vm, !error
   * Source Server
         o CVS sample scripts.
         o Updated documentation.
   * Additional Symbol Server support
         o Allow SymSrvNoProxy to apply to WinInet functionality.
         o New option to force WinInet or WinHttp regardless of whether
           Symbol Server is running as a service.
   * ExtCpp extension improvements
         o Allow empty strings as default values.
         o Add Unicode output methods.
   * Better Debugging
         o Improved handling of IA64 trap frames.
         o Improved handling of DML content.
         o Minidump generation improvements.
         o Improved handling of CABs.
         o Improved handling of out-of-memory conditions.
         o Increased symbol functionality.
         o Bugfixes for EXDI targets.
   * New and updated Tools
         o Kdsrv now automatically uses IPv4 or IPv6.
         o Updates for AutoDump Plus.
         o Convertstore: converts a two tier symbol store to a three
           tier symbol store.


One Response to Debugging tools for Windows Updated

  1. Janek says:

    Change log says that now in symbol server we can force WinInet or WinHttp. How we can do that? I cannot find any related information in help file.