Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7 Beta Now Available on Microsoft Connect

Microsoft released the new version of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT). This new version of DaRT is focused on remote recovery and enhanced deployment scenarios. MBAM builds on BitLocker in Windows 7 and helps simplify BitLocker provisioning and deployments, improves compliance and reporting, and reduces support costs through streamlining the key recovery process."Until now […]

Microsoft released the new version of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT). This new version of DaRT is focused on remote recovery and enhanced deployment scenarios. MBAM builds on BitLocker in Windows 7 and helps simplify BitLocker provisioning and deployments, improves compliance and reporting, and reduces support costs through streamlining the key recovery process.

"Until now IT professionals had to physically visit a user's PC when there were issues that caused Windows not to boot. This new version allows IT pros to use DaRT features to both diagnose and repair that PC without having to physically be there. Think about a user in a remote location -- visiting that user to help recover their PC would be difficult. With DaRT 7's remote recovery features, the help desk can have the end user boot into DaRT and enable the help desk to remote control the PC . The help desk person can then perform this initial diagnostic work and either repair the problem right away for the user or escalate the issue as needed to another team," stated Microsoft.

"In DaRT 7 we fully support loading DaRT to a USB drive or key. We also support PXE (network boot) of the DART image. Another new deployment option we support in DaRT 7 is to deploy to the local hard drive. Using standard tools like MDT, or OSD in System Center Configuration Management, you can deploy the DaRT tools in place of the standard Windows recovery partition. This means that when you need DaRT it's already there for you."

Download: DaRT 7 Beta