Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 8 Administrator's Guide

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0 lets you diagnose and repair a computer that cannot be started or that has problems starting as expected. By using DaRT 8.0, you can recover end-user computers that have become unusable, diagnose probable causes of issues, and quickly repair unbootable or locked-out computers. When it is necessary, you can also quickly restore important lost files and detect and remove malware, even when the computer is not online.

DaRT 8.0 lets you create a DaRT recovery image in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Windows Imaging (WIM) file formats and burn the image to a CD, DVD, or USB. You can then use the recovery image files and deploy them locally or to a remote partition or a recovery partition.

DaRT 8.0 is an important part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), a dynamic solution available to Software Assurance customers that helps reduce software installation costs, enables delivery of applications as services, and helps manage and control enterprise desktop environments.

Getting Started with DaRT 8.0

About DaRT 8.0|Release Notes for DaRT 8.0|About DaRT 8.0 SP1|Release Notes for DaRT 8.0 SP1|About DaRT 8.1|Release Notes for DaRT 8.1|Overview of the Tools in DaRT 8.0|Accessibility for DaRT 8.0

Planning for DaRT 8.0

Planning to Deploy DaRT 8.0|DaRT 8.0 Supported Configurations|Planning to Create the DaRT 8.0 Recovery Image|Planning How to Save and Deploy the DaRT 8.0 Recovery Image|DaRT 8.0 Planning Checklist

Deploying DaRT 8.0

Deploying DaRT 8.0 to Administrator Computers|Creating the DaRT 8.0 Recovery Image|Deploying the DaRT Recovery Image|DaRT 8.0 Deployment Checklist

Operations for DaRT 8.0

Recovering Computers Using DaRT 8.0|Diagnosing System Failures with Crash Analyzer|Security and Privacy for DaRT 8.0|Administering DaRT 8.0 Using PowerShell

Technical Reference for DaRT 8.0

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) users should use Microsoft Defender Offline (WDO) for malware detection-->

Troubleshooting DaRT 8.0

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