dotTrace console profiler: Unable to start profiling.


I'm trying with dotTrace console profiler to profile a windows service application. This is how I start and the error message I get:

C:\Test\dotTrace>dottrace attach 11100 --profiling-type=Timeline --save-to="C:\Test\dotTrace\Snapshots\snapshot1.dtp" --no-check-for-updates
dotTrace command-line profiler 2023.1.3 build 777.0.20230621.114736. Copyright (C) 2023 JetBrains s.r.o.
Preparing to profile...
Unable to start profiling. Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.. Details: Timeout is exceeded: the elevation request is performing for too long: E_FAIL Unspecified error (hresult_error:80004005).

Can someone help?


Official comment


looks like you're encoutered the problem of very long validation of the profiler executable. Here is the issue:

Could you please try the workaround mentioned in the issue?

If you don't have the ETW Host Service installed on your machine please take it from our official site:

Thanks a lot, the workaround works!!


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