Deploying DaRT 8.0 to Administrator Computers
Updated: November 1, 2012
Applies To: Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 8.0
Before you begin the deployment of Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0, review the requirements for your environment. This includes the hardware requirements for installing DaRT 8.0. To get the DaRT software, see How to Get MDOP. For more information about DaRT hardware and software requirements, see DaRT 8.0 Supported Configurations.
The topics in this section can be used to help you deploy DaRT in your enterprise based on your environment and deployment strategy.
Deploy DaRT 8.0
You can use the Windows Installer file for DaRT to install DaRT on a computer that you will use to first create the DaRT recovery image and then troubleshoot and fix end-user computers. Frequently, across an organization, you might install on the administrator computer only the DaRT functionality that you need to create a DaRT recovery image. Then, on a help desk administrator’s computer, you might install only the DaRT functionality that you must have to troubleshoot a problem computer, such as the DaRT Remote Connection Viewer and the Crash Analyzer.
In addition to manually running the Windows Installer file to install DaRT, you can also install DaRT at the command prompt to support enterprise software deployment systems such as System Center Configuration Manager 2012.
Change, repair, or remove DaRT 8.0
You can change, repair, or remove the DaRT installation by double-clicking the DaRT installation file and then clicking the button that corresponds to the action that you want to perform or through the Windows Control Panel.
How to get DaRT 8.0
This technology is a part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Enterprise customers can get MDOP with Microsoft Software Assurance. For more information about Microsoft Software Assurance and acquiring MDOP, see How Do I Get MDOP (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=322049).
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