Change Profiler port?


I need to profile a webapplication which is dependant upon an application which uses port 8087, just like Ants Profiler. Is it possible to change which port Profiler uses?

Best regards
Daniel Clausen


  • Hi,

    I believe it's possible to change the port as follows.

    In the registry, go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Red Gate\ANTS Profiler", then create a new value called "Communications port". Set the value of this to the port you want to use, restart the ANTS Profiler Service (in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services), and try again. Hopefully it should then use your new port.

    Alternatively, you might want to give the Beta of ANTS Profiler 3 a go - this uses port 8086 by default :D.

    Hope that helps,
    Robert Chipperfield
    Red Gate
  • Hi Robert

    I've tried it, but it doesn't seem to work. The Profiler still listens on port 8087 (according to netstat -a).

    Should the setting be under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE instead?

  • Sorry, my mistake - you're completely right. So that should be:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Red Gate\ANTS Profiler\Communications port

    Robert Chipperfield
    Red Gate
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