FAQ: How Do I Disable Retrace for .NET?

In the event you want to disable APM+ on a server but want to continue monitoring the server and the apps on it without profiling, just follow these simple steps.

Disabling via Server Settings

First go to Server Settings for the server that is running APM+ that you wish to disable.

Disable APM+

Simply click the Disable APM+ button to disable APM+ and to restart IIS. Once IIS restarts, it will no longer have the Retrace APM+ Profiler attached and you will stop seeing APM+ data in your application dashboard.

Disabling the Profiler Manually

While we don’t recommend this as your normal course of action, if you need to disable the profiler manually rather than through the UI, take the following actions on your server:

  • Stop IIS
  • Delete or rename the profiler DLL found at:
[Install Drive]:Program Files (x86)StackifyProfiler[x64 or x86]StackifyProfiler_[x64 or x86].dll
  • Restart IIS

The CLR will still attempt to load the profiler and immediately fail, but will continue to load your app and run it as normal, without profiling. This event will be logged to the Windows Event Viewer.