Yesterday I still defended them, now I have to criticize the guys in Redmond again. Since Windows 7 the debug symbols are only delivered as MSI, no more as an EXE file that can be extracted to anywhere and then uploaded to a local symbol server from there. Honestly guys, have you considered this scenario at all?
Sure, for those people who like to have their symbols in
%SystemRoot%\Symbols for the running system, this is just as fine as the EXE, but for everyone else? …
See the comment section for a possible solution offered by a reader 😉