Previously, I described how to use CVCollectionCmd to collect Concurrency Visualizer traces on a machine that lacks Visual Studio. But where is the CVCollectionCmd installer? This entry describes where to find the CVCollectionCmd installer and how to deploy it.
The answer to this question depends on whether you have a Visual Studio 11 DVD or whether you installed it from the web.
If you have the Visual Studio 11 DVD, you’ll find a top-level directory called “Concurrency Visualizer”. The installer, “concvi_standalonecollection” is located here.
If you do not have the Visual Studio 11 DVD, you can still obtain the installer for CVCollectionCmd. Here is how:
This will download the non-installable files associated with Visual Studio 11. Thus, after the download completes, you should now see a directory titled “Concurrency Visualizer” in the directory you specified during step 4. This contains the CVCollectionCmd installer.
Now, you need to deploy CVCollectionCmd on the machine where you want to use it.
(Note that using the installer is the recommended approach because it allows Microsoft to service CVCollectionCmd. However, it may be possible to deploy the installer locally, and just xcopy the files to the machine on which you want to run CVCollectionCmd.)
You are now ready to use CVCollectionCmd.exe. After deployment, this file is typically located under c:/Program Files/Microsoft Concurrency Visualizer Collection Tools (or c:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Concurrency Visualizer Collection Tools).
James Rapp – Parallel Computing Platform