Use the Windows Installer file for Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7 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 helpdesk agent 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.

The instructions in this section assume that you are installing all DaRT functionality on one administrator computer.

To install DaRT on an administrator computer

  1. Locate the DaRT installation files that you received as part of your software download.

  2. Double-click the DaRT installation file that corresponds to your system requirements, either 32-bit or 64-bit. The DaRT installation file is named MSDaRT70.msi.

  3. Accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then click Next.

  4. Select the destination folder for installing DaRT, select whether DaRT should be installed for all users or just the current user, and then click Next.

  5. Select whether the installation should be Typical, Custom, or Complete, and then click Next.

    • Typical installs the tools that are most frequently used. This method is recommended for most users.

    • Custom lets you select the tools that are installed and where they will be installed. This is recommended for advanced users, especially if you are installing different DaRT tools on different helpdesk computers.

    • Complete installs all DaRT tools and requires the most disk space.

    After you have selected your method of installation, click Next.

  6. To start the installation, click Install.

  7. After the installation is completed successfully, click Finish to exit the wizard.

To change, repair, or remove DaRT

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.

You can also change, repair, or remove the DaRT installation by following these steps:

  1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click Programs and Features.

  3. Click Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7.0 and then click the button that corresponds to the action that you want to perform.

To install DaRT at the command prompt

When you install or uninstall DaRT, you have the option of running the installation files at the command prompt. This section describes some examples of different options that you can specify when you install or uninstall DaRT at the command prompt.

The following example shows how to install all DaRT functionality.

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msiexec /i MSDaRT70.msi ADDLOCAL=CommonFiles,MSDaRTHelp,DaRTRecoveryImage,CrashAnalyzer,RemoteViewer 

The following example shows how to install only the DaRT Recovery Image Wizard.

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msiexec /i MSDaRT70.msi ADDLOCAL=CommonFiles,MSDaRTHelp,DaRTRecoveryImage

The following example shows how to install only the Crash Analyzer and the DaRT Remote Connection Viewer.

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msiexec /i MSDaRT70.msi ADDLOCAL=CommonFiles,MSDaRTHelp,CrashAnalyzer,RemoteViewer 

The following example creates a setup log for the Windows Installer. This is valuable for debugging.

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msiexec.exe /i MSDaRT70.msi /l*v log.txt 
Note
You can add /qn or /qb to perform a silent installation.

See Also

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