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I have recently been working developing an application that accesses a third party web service. The application has been developed in Delphi 5 so there is no WSDL importer, to view the XML communication I use the Microsoft SOAP trace utility. I thought this would work great, I installed the utility on the server which was running Windows 2008 Server and set it up how I thought it should run. When I made requests to the web service it did not trace anything, after various conversions with the supplier of the web service we found that even though the default server for the trace to listen to is ‘Localhost’ Windows 2008 does not recognise this and you must always use ‘’ instead of ‘Localhost’.

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