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