Here is another tool for your tool-belt and arsenal to fight problems with applications and services.
It’s available for download at:
Debug Diagnostic Tool v2.0
Q: How is this different than Sysinternals ProcDump or Adplus (adplus.exe or adplus.vbs)?
A: I personally like it because you can run as a service.
So no users have to be logged in to capture the user mode memory dump.
Q: What type of problems can you resolve?
A: Memory leaks (heap (a.k.a. private bytes) and virtual allocations (virtual bytes).
Instead of rebooting the Windows clients or servers on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, you could keep the uptime of your systems longer by finding the culprit of your instabilities.
Q: Would I install this service as a part of my client or server builds?
A: Personally, yes, I would add it to the image.
Q: Should I run the tool by itself?
A: I would run a matching perfmon so you could see the trending.
Note: The instructions works for the Windows clients too.
The official Microsoft DebugDiag website:
DebugDiag 2.0 has been released to web (RTW)