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Can't use windbg with Hyper-V on windows 10

vagrantvagrant Member Posts: 8
edited May 5 in WINDBG

I want to debug a driver, so I decided to use kernel debugging. Both the host and the VM are running windows 10.

I used the following commands on the VM to set things up:

  • bcdedit /debug on
  • bcdedit /dbgsettings SERIAL DEBUGPORT:1 BAUDRATE:19200

I then launched WinDbg with the following flags: -k com:pipe,port=\.\pipe\kmdpipe,resets=0,reconnect
but it doesn't really connect to the virtual machine,, all I get is the message:

Opened \.\pipe\kmdpipe
Kernel Debug Target Status: [no_debuggee]; Retries: [0] times in last [7] seconds.
Waiting to reconnect...

The funny thing is that I also a windows 7 machine on hyper-v and it works(although I have to restart the VM). What's happening here?


  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 13,633

    Did you set the VM settings to route COM1 to the named pipe kmdpipe?

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

  • Sergey_PisarevSergey_Pisarev Member - All Emails Posts: 264

    You can use network debugging. No need to add com port(not sure if you even can add it to generation 2 vms). Plus network debugging very easy to establish with kdnet utility - located in the same directory as windbg.

  • vagrantvagrant Member Posts: 8
    edited May 5

    @Tim_Roberts said:
    Did you set the VM settings to route COM1 to the named pipe kmdpipe?

    Turns out the pipe was registered with a typo.

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