To profile a web application using Internet Information Services
  1. Start dotTrace as a standalone application.
       Under Windows 7 run dotTrace with administrator privileges.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the menu bar, choose File | Profile. The Profile dialog box opens. Select IIS Application, then click OK or just double-click IIS Application.
    • Click Profile on the Home tab. Click IIS Application in the list.
    The Profiler Configuration dialog box opens. For more information, see .
  3. By default, your application is profiled on the local computer. If you want to start profiling on a remote computer, do one of the following:
    • Click Profile on remote computer to specify a remote agent url and thereby define what remote agent to use.
    • Select a remote host in the Host drop-down list and click it.
    For more information, see.
  4. Optionally, select the Run browser check box. After that:
    • Type the application URL in the Url text box.
    • Click the name of a browser that should be started or restarted in the Browser drop-down list.
    • If you profile on a remote computer, you can select the Open browser on remote computer check box to invoke the default browser or click the name of a browser that should be started or restarted in the Browser drop-down list. This list is updated as soon as you select the Open browser on remote computer check box.
  5. Select a profiling mode in the Profiling type drop-down list. For more information, see .
  6. Specify what kind of timer you want to use by selecting an item in the Measure drop-down list. For more information, see .
  7. If the Start profiling immediately check box is selected, dotTrace Performance starts gathering performance data immediately after you click Run and close the current dialog. Otherwise, dotTrace Performance waits until you press Start Profiling in the dotTrace Performance Controller window. For more information, see .
  8. Optionally, click the arrow to display and configure additional settings, such as High accuracy, Enable inlining, Merge threads with equal names etc.
  9. Click Run.
To profile a web application using Internet Information Services Express
  1. Start dotTrace as a standalone application.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the menu bar, choose File | Profile. The Profile dialog box opens. Select IIS Express Application, then click OK or just double-click IIS Express Application.
    • Click Profile on the Home tab. Click IIS Express Application in the list.
    The Profiler Configuration dialog box opens. For more information, see .
  3. By default, your application is profiled on the local computer. If you want to start profiling on a remote computer, do one of the following:
    • Click Profile on remote computer to specify a remote agent url and thereby define what remote agent to use.
    • Select a remote host in the Host drop-down list and click it.
    For more information, see.
  4. Click one of servers in the Server drop-down list.
  5. To specify Web application to be profiled, do one of the following:
    • Click Configuration file, then click a site name in the Site drop-down list.
    • Click Application path, then type the path to the site in the Application path text box.
  6. Optionally, select the Run browser check box. After that:
    • Type the application URL in the Url text box.
    • Click the name of a browser that should be started or restarted in the Browser drop-down list.
    • If you profile on a remote computer, you can select the Open browser on remote computer check box to invoke the default browser.
  7. Select a profiling mode in the Profiling type drop-down list. For more information, see .
  8. Specify what kind of timer you want to use by selecting an item in the Measure drop-down list. For more information, see .
  9. If the Start profiling immediately check box is selected, dotTrace Performance starts gathering performance data immediately after you click Run and close the current dialog. Otherwise, dotTrace Performance waits until you press Start Profiling in the dotTrace Performance Controller window. For more information, see .
  10. Optionally, click the arrow to display and configure additional settings, such as High accuracy, Enable inlining, Merge threads with equal names etc.
  11. Click Run.