attaching visual studio debugger to azure after RDP RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I would like to know whether Connect has been setup properly, please make sure you've imported the Connect modual. You can refer to for a tutorial.

    In addition, please use the machine name provided on the Windows Azure portal when trying to connect to the cloud machine.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu.

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    Sunday, April 1, 2012 5:44 PM
  •  I think Connect is setup and connected properly. (see image)

    And I am able to RDP to the remote VM. When I try "Debug > Attaching to a process" on the host machine, I see the connection came in on Azure VM remote debugger..(see img)

    Is this related to firewall??


    • Edited by TMLP Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:06 PM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 8:38 PM
  • I got past the error message that was posted originally by setting up a local user (admin privileges) on my machine, and use the same user (same username/password) as RDP user in Azure.

    Then I started VS2010 on my local machine with runas /user:<LOCAL ADMIN USER> \Program Files(x86) ...

    On the Azure VM I started MSVSMON (64bit version) as Admin.

    This way I could connect from my dev machine to the MSVSMON in the Azure VM:

    eventviewer showed a successfull connection and MSVSMON showed that I was connected.

    but in my VS2010 on my local dev machine I got an error message indicating that MSVSMON could not connect back to my machine using DCOM.

    to exclude firewall problems on the Azure VM , I switched off the firewall on the VM.

    so this way it seems that the problem has to be on my side ( my firewall).

    as I am in corpnet I obviously cannot switch off my local firewall, but here comes the bad thing I even cannot specify a log file to which my firewall would log dropped connections, because my group policy does not allow me to log this ( I am only allowed to log successfull connections :-S )

    I still opened inbound connections to my Visual Studio on my local firewall, but this did not help.

    I guessed I have configure IPSec somehow, but itf this is the problem I would need some hints.

    Has someone done this or has experience with firewalls, DCOM etc and can help me on this?



    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:33 AM