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I have a problem which shows up sporadically on Windows Server (Cannot bind TCP Port but netstat does not show any usage). I think I would be able to look at the kernel structures. For this I would like to LiveKD snapshot the running machine.

In order to do this I would need to bcdedit /debug on and bcdedit /dbgsettings LOCAL. What I wonder is: what effect this has (besides enabling debugging). Does this affect performance, footprint or stability of the server or is it ‚only‘ a security protection?

(I don’t use bitlocker, secure boot or credential vault on those images)

  • What is the port number you're trying to bind, is it just in a particular range or a specific port? – HelpingHand Jul 31 '18 at 21:03
  • It is 8443 and not in the list of persisted excludes, the ephemeral range is higher. It happens after a java server on the port is killed (and restarts). – eckes Jul 31 '18 at 21:05
  • Your syntax to enable debugging does not appear to be correct. The default settings which would be used, in the absence of specific settings, are for serial connections which would not be very helpful for a TCP connection. As for a performance hit, with kernel debugging, I suspect it would be minimal provided it was a temporary measure. Considering you are disable security options, in order to enable it, it's not for security protection at all. – Ramhound Jul 31 '18 at 21:05
  • I know I did not show the full syntax, i was not asking about how to turn it on, but what effect it had (besides allowing to attach the debugger) – eckes Jul 31 '18 at 21:07

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