Setting up Windows debugging

Below I want to share a basics of setting up debugging in one of the debuggers from Debugging Tools for Microsoft Windows (WinDbg, ntsd, cdb or kd). After performing all of the recommended steps, the session should be hopefully ‘actionable’ – ready for the actual debugging (that I’ll not discuss in this post – more…

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Introduction

Hello friends! I am a software developer in Microsoft Corporation working on an internal testing platform/framework for testing Windows (externally shipping as the Windows Logo Toolkit). Being daily in the first line during the thorough ‘attacks’ of large amounts of various tests; designing high reliability software, hardening legacy code and debugging user mode and kernel mode…

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