Unable to start profiler

Received this error message when attempting to start ANTS Profiler:

Unable to start profiler - exception details System.Exception: Error stopping IISAdmin ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

I am using VS 2003 with IIS5 on a Win2K Pro machine. The version of Profiler is - the 14-day trial.

Turns out that Profiler needed Server privileges for both Trusted and Internet Zones in the ZoneAlarm firewall Program Control settings.


  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member

    As well as OS privilege issues, you may also have to contend with firewalls. The profiler Service needs 8087 unblocked, or RedGate.Profiler.Service.exe allowed program-level access. You may also have to contend with 2000 (Pro) and XP's 10-connection limit, which would also throw exactly the same error message when you exceed the limit.
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