For IT Pros: Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) v7 beta release now available

Microsoft has made available the beta release of Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) and this tool can be downloaded at Microsoft Connect.

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset is a core component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance.

DaRT helps IT teams make PCs safer to use, keeps employees productive, and enables desktops that are easier and less expensive to manage. Administrators can easily recover PCs that have become unusable, rapidly diagnose probable causes of issues, and quickly repair unbootable or locked-out systems, all faster than the average time it takes to reimage the machine. When necessary, you can also quickly restore critical lost files.

With this release, administrators can have the user boot directly into DaRT, instead of booting into their normal Windows session. Once the computer is booted into the DaRT environment, the user can hand control to the administrator over the network.

The new version also offers a number of other ways in which the DaRT image can be loaded onto a computer. It can be loaded onto a USB key or drive. It can be started over the network, by way of the PXE (network boot) network protocol or even be loaded onto the local drive, by way of the standard Windows recovery partition.

Key advantages of DaRT:
– Cost savings through reduced downtime
– Rapid recovery for greater user productivity
– Accelerate IT responsiveness

Head over to Microsoft Connect to download DaRT v7 Beta release

Get additional resources on DaRT here & here.

You may also want to check out this article Microsoft BitLocker Administration & Monitoring (MBAM) Beta now Available!


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