Slides and resources for TechED presentations about debugging .NET issues with Windbg

I still have to figure out a way to host the video from the break-out session but until then, here are the slides for my presentations (attached).

And here are a list of some of the tools and resources I used for the presentations

Tool/Resource Comment Download Link
Debugging Tools for windows Windbg, adplus etc.
Debug Diag 1.1 Analyzes dumps, good for native memory leaks
Cmdtree Command and textfile to get a treeview with commands in windbg
Tinyget Poor mans stresstest (sends httprequests)
Using SOS in Visual studio
Reflector Show code when you just have the dll
Viewstate decoder Decodes viewstate from dumps or “view source”
Buggy bits labs Hands on Labs to learn .net debugging with windbg
John Robbins debugging book Best book ever about .net debugging
SOS Assist GUI for dump debugging
Process explorer Task manager on steroids… Make sure to have a look at Mark Russinovich’s video “The case of the unexplained” under related links
Process monitor Regmon, filemon etc. packed into one tool…

Have fun,


Common ASP.NET Production Issues-rev.pptx

Comments (8)

  1. molotov says:

    Hi Tess,

    Thanks for posting this compilation of resources!

    I wonder, though – the description for Process Explorer seems to more closely match that for Process Monitor…

  2. Tess says:

    sorry, meant to add both to the list and typed to fast:)  adding process monitor now

  3. Alois says:

    Hi Tess,

    very nice compilation of tools.

    I had just a look at DebugDiag. Since I am developing on the x64 platform I would need a 64-bit version of it. So far I have not found it. Is a 64-bit version available?


      Alois Kraus

  4. Tess says:

    There is one in the works, but I dont think it is publicly downloadable yet.

    If you are running 32bit IIS you should use the 32-bit one though even if you are on a 64bit platform

  5. Jag har vid ett antal tillfällen fått hjälp av en talarcoach på Microsoft, hon är

  6. gOODiDEA.NET says:

    .NET Redirecting without the exceptions So, what’s new in the CLR 4.0 GC? Source Control for Visual

  7. Darmawan says:

    Hi, Tess,

    thanks for your posting. Yes, it’s my need 🙂