To profile a Windows service
  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 Windows Service, then click OK or just double-click Windows Service.
    • Click Profile on the Home tab. Click Windows Service 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 the name of the service that you want to profile in the Service drop-down list.
  5. Optionally, click the arrow to display and configure additional options, such as Arguments and Start Dependent Services.
  6. Select a profiling mode in the Profiling type drop-down list. For more information, see .
  7. Specify what kind of timer you want to use by selecting an item in the Measure drop-down list. For more information, see .
  8. 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 .
  9. Optionally, click the arrow to display and configure additional settings, such as High accuracy, Enable inlining, Merge threads with equal names etc.
  10. Click Run.