- You're running it as an administrator (or member of the administrators group) on an XP-SP* machine.
- Your firewall has an exception for msvsmon.exe.
- msvsmon.exe is using the default authentication setting (Windows Authentication).
Despite these valiant efforts every time you try to connect to the remote debugger monitor from Visual Studio (ctrl+alt+p, transport=default, host set to the remote machine's WINS name) a wonderfully unhelpful error dialog pops up informing you that it can't find the remote debugger monitor.
A quick way to work around this is to:
- Create an account on the remote machine with the same username and password as the account on your local machine that is running Visual Studio.
- Put the account into the administrator's group on the remote machine.
- Run msvsmon.exe (it can be on a remote share) using the account you just created. This can be done by right clicking msvsmon.exe, choosing "Run As" then changing the logon and password.