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ANTS and SharePoint Sites

Hi all;

We're currently evaluating the ANTS profiler for use in our development of Microsoft SharePoint/WSS sites and have been experiencing some difficulty getting it to start up.

Specifically, it looks like there could be a permissions conflict; when we hit the "GO" button to launch our app via IE, everything works up to the point where the browser is displayed. It then aborts, and we get the familiar screen that tells us "this page cannot be displayed, etc."

Some background: We do our development against VMWare images, and we have installed ANTS on the image under test and launched it there as well.

Does anyone here have experience using ANTS in this type of environment? Is the tool even usable for this kind of development?

Thanks for your input,

Chris R. Chapman
Internet Consultant,
imason, inc.


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    The current version of ANTS Profiler doesn't work with Windows Server 2003 with SharePoint installed. We've had to do quite a bit of work on Profiler to get this to work and the changes will appear in version 2, which will be out in 2-3 weeks (give or take).

    Of course, if anyone's found the cause of the problem and have a workaround, I'd absolutely love to hear about it!
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    Thanks very much for the update, Brian! While your next release won't help us do an evaluation right now, we look forward to seeing how v2 works on future projects.

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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    ANTS Profiler 2.5 is working on SharePoint sites now.

    There may be some interesting behaviour, though, due to premissions. For instance, if you program a web part that accesses the SQL Server, ANTS Profiler may be running the process as the NETWORK SERVICE rather than a named user and the login to the database may fail.

    If this happens, please let us know and we'll try to work it out in a case-by-case basis.
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