How to Deploy DaRT 7.0

This topic provides instructions to deploy Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7 in your environment. The first procedure in this topic assumes that you are installing all functionality on one administrator computer. When you need to deploy or uninstall DaRT on multiple computers, using an electronic software distribution system for example, it might be easier to use command line installation options. Those options are defined in the second procedure in this topic which provides example usage for the available command line options.

Before you install DaRT, ensure that the computer meets the minimum system requirements listed in DaRT 7.0 Supported Configurations.

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 install DaRT at the command prompt

  1. The following example shows how to install all DaRT functionality.

    msiexec /i MSDaRT70.msi ADDLOCAL=CommonFiles,MSDaRTHelp,DaRTRecoveryImage,CrashAnalyzer,RemoteViewer 
  2. The following example shows how to install only the DaRT Recovery Image Wizard.

    msiexec /i MSDaRT70.msi ADDLOCAL=CommonFiles,MSDaRTHelp,DaRTRecoveryImage
  3. The following example shows how to install only the Crash Analyzer and the DaRT Remote Connection Viewer.

    msiexec /i MSDaRT70.msi ADDLOCAL=CommonFiles,MSDaRTHelp,CrashAnalyzer,RemoteViewer 
  4. The following example creates a setup log for the Windows Installer. This is valuable for debugging.

    msiexec.exe /i MSDaRT70.msi /l*v log.txt 

You can add /qn or /qb to any of the DaRT installation command prompt options to perform a silent installation.

Deploying DaRT 7.0 to Administrator Computers