Error message when you try to attach a process in Visual Studio 2005: "Unable to connect to the Microsoft Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor named <computer name>"

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you try to attach a process by clicking Attach to Process on the Tools menu. When you do this, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to connect to the Microsoft Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor named <computer name>. The binding handle is invalid.

CAUSE

This problem occurs when the Terminal Services service is disabled.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, restart the Terminal Services service. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
  2. Under Services (Local), click Terminal Services.
  3. Right-click Terminal Services, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Startup type list, click Manual, and then click OK.

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Article ID: 950244 - Last Review: March 27, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition
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