Memory Profiler 3.5 - always "Connecting" when profiling a Windows Service


I'm trying to profile a Windows Service I'm working on - however whenever I launch it from the dotTrace Memory Profiler 3.5, I never get any profiling results. The service starts, but the window remains in a "Connecting" state.

dotTrace Profiler 5.3 is able to profile the service.

Any clues as to how to fix it?

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Hello Arvind,
I'm sorry for such delay in the answering - I guess I've missed this post. "Connecting" may be an effect of other profilers (like ANTS or VS 2010 integrated profiler) that were installed on your machine. Please contact me (, and I'll send you a cleaning utility.


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