Debug Diagnostic Tool from Microsoft

Microsoft has released Debug Diagnostic Tool v2 Update 1 and it is available at the Microsoft Download Center. Debug Diagnostic Tool or DebugDiag will help you troubleshoot issues like system hangs or crashes, slow performance, memory leaks or fragmentation.

Debug Diagnostic Tool

Debug Diagnostic Tool

What is new in Debugdiag 2.0 Update 1? This verison includes an all-new analysis engine host, which simplifies analysis rule development in .NET. and comes with a built-in reporting framework, whcih can be accessed from .NET.

It comes with built-in analysis rules focused on web data access components, COM+, SharePoint, Internet Information Services (IIS) applications and other Microsoft sofwtare and services.

The main window has two different tabs, one used for review data collection rules, and a Processes view that allows you to browse processes, collect dumps, and stop processes that are running on the machine. The 3 problems DebugDiag primarily helps in troubleshooting are process performance, process crashes and memory leaks.

  1. Process Performance: The performance monitoring feature will help troubleshoot performance issues for a specific process, or slow HTTP Response times.
  2. Process Crashes: The crash monitoring feature helps determine why a process terminated unexpectedly.
  3. Memory Leaks: The memory leak monitoring feature will track memory allocations for a process.

Debug Diagnostic Tool is released a as part of the IIS Diagnostic Toolkit as well a as standalone tool. It supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, x86 and x64.

You can download it from Microsoft Download Center.

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