Symbols and Source Servers

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John Robbins


The debugger should always automatically find the PDBs and the exact matching source code no matter where you built the binary. That’s the role of the Symbol and Source Servers, which are used for both .NET and native C++ for live debugging, minidump debugging, and IntelliTrace debugging. This session will discuss all the issues around how the debugger finds everything and how you can control it. If you have a build server, you need a symbol server. It’s that simple.

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