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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>"

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.
Properties

Article ID: 950244 - Last Review: 03/27/2008 15:58:42 - Revision: 1.0

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