Symbol Stores and Symbol Servers

A symbol store is a collection of symbol files, an index, and a tool for adding and deleting files. A symbol store may also contain executable image files. The debugger accesses the files in a symbol store by using a symbol server. Debugging Tools for Windows includes both a symbol store creation tool, SymStore, and a symbol server, SymSrv. It also includes a tool, SymProxy, for setting up an HTTP symbol store on a network to serve as a proxy for all symbol stores that the debugger may need to access.

This section includes:


Using a Symbol Server

HTTP Symbol Stores

File Share (SMB) Symbol Server



If you are not setting up your own symbol store, but just intend to use the public Microsoft symbol store, see Microsoft Public Symbols.