- Host: Win7 SP1 x64: VMWare Workstation 9.02, VirtualKD, IDA Pro 6.4.13 (x64) and WinDbg
- Guest: Win7 SP1 x64
I have VirtualKD setup correctly in my guest and host. I say this because attaching WinDbg to the guest VM through VirtualKD works flawlessly.
But when I try to connect IDA Pro's WinDbg interface using instruction on this page, IDA keeps throwing the following error:
Windbg: using debugging tools from '<PATH>' Connecting to debugger server with 'com:port=\\.\pipe\kd_Win7x64_SP1,pipe' Connect failed: The server is currently disabled.
vmmon is running on the host and shows the following:
UPDATE: Turns out, It's a problem with IDA 6.4. I happened to have IDA 6.3 installed on my machine too. That worked with no issues. Has anyone used IDA6.4 for live kernel debugging? Can someone please tell me how I can correct this issue in IDA 6.4?