Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter (W8 device)?

Discussion in 'Software for Windows' started by spandexninja, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. spandexninja

    spandexninja Member

    Mar 5, 2013
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    If you have Windows 8, do you have this in your device manager?


    Also in W8 / W7 is Kernel debugging enabled or disabled by default? A forum thread said to turn it off (bcdedit /debug off) but it sounds pretty important.
    #1 spandexninja, Mar 6, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013
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  3. Bubbaleone

    Bubbaleone Golden Member

    Nov 20, 2011
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    It ovecomes the problems that can occur when trying to debug the kernel on the same machine that WinDbg is installed upon. It allows you (when the host is installed) to perform remote kernel debugging of another machine, or allows (when the client is installed) Microsoft tech support for example, to remotely debug the kernel on your machine. The device can be enabled or disabled from the commandline:

    Enabled: bcdedit /debug on

    Disabled: bcdedit /debug off

    From MSDN:

    From Dell TechCenter: