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Coexisting with the Visual Studio 6.0 Debugger

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Because of changes in security policies, installing the Visual Studio .NET debugger disables remote debugging by the Visual Studio 6.0 (Visual InterDev 6.0/Visual J++ 6.0) debugger. In other words, a Visual Studio 6.0 user on another machine will not be able to remote debug a program on a machine where Visual Studio .NET has been installed. If you want Visual Studio 6.0 users to have remote debugging access to your machine, you need to grant them permission using one of the following procedures.

To enable remote debugging by Visual Studio 6.0 users (on Windows NT 4 or Windows 2000)

  1. From the Start menu, choose Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. In the Administrative Tools control panel, double-click Computer Management.
  4. In the Computer Management window, on the Tree tab, open System Tools.
  5. Under System Tools, open Local Users and Groups.
  6. Under Local Users and Groups, click Groups.

    A list appears in the right pane of the window.

  7. In the list, double-click Debugger Users.

    The Debugger Users Properties dialog box appears.

  8. In the Debugger Users Properties dialog box, click the Add button.

    The Select Users or Groups dialog box appears.

  9. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, locate the name of a Visual Studio 6 user who you want to give permission debug programs running on your machine.
  10. Click the Add button.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for each user that you want to add.
  12. Click OK to close the Select Users or Groups dialog box.
  13. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, click OK.
  14. Close the Computer Management window.

To enable remote debugging by Visual Studio 6.0 users (on Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition)

  1. Install and configure DCOM, if you have not already done so. For more information, see Adding Debugger Users and Configuring DCOM.
  2. From the Start menu, choose Settings, and click Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, double-click Network.
  4. In the Network control panel, choose the Access Control tab.
  5. Select User-level access control.
  6. In the Obtain list of users and groups from box, enter the domain name for the users you want to give access.
  7. Click OK.
  8. A message box prompts you to restart your machine. Click OK.

    The machine restarts.

  9. From the Start menu, choose Run.
  10. In the Run dialog box, type dcomcnfg.
  11. Click OK.
  12. In the Distributed COM Configuration Properties dialog box, on the Applications tab, select Machine Debug Manager.
  13. On the Security tab, select Use custom access permissions.
  14. Click the Edit button.
  15. In the Access Permissions dialog box, select Customer access permissions.
  16. Click the Add button
  17. In the Add Access Permissions dialog box, select the name of a user to add from the box on the left.
  18. Click the Grant Access button.
  19. Repeat steps 17 and 18 for as many users as you want to grant access.
  20. Click OK to close the Add Access Permissions dialog box, then the Access Permissions dialog box and, finally, the Distributed COM Configuration Properties dialog box.

See Also

Debug Settings and Preparation

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