I am constantly using remote debugging. I have one ‘development’ machine. On this machine, I have Visual Studio 2005 and an environment setup to build whatever version of VS I want. Then I have a bunch of test machines which run debug versions of Visual Studio. When I develop new code, I build it on my dev box, and deploy it to a test box. I also frequently remote debug to machines in the lab, or a machine in a testers’ office. My setup is really simple:
In 2005, we have really optimized this scenario. You can now both native and managed debug without installing anything on the target machine. All you need to do is run ‘msvsmon.exe’ off a share. To make this easier, VS setup installs msvsmon into a folder that is tailor made to share out (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger).
My question: How well does this fit the scenarios that you would like to do remote debugging?