Running a Troubleshooting Pack

Users can launch the troubleshooting packs or an application can detect an issue and prompt the user to start a troubleshooting pack. To run the troubleshooting pack from the WTP wizard (MSDT.exe), use one of the following methods to launch the pack:

  • Double-click the DIAGCAB file if the pack is contained in a cabinet file.
  • Double-click the DIAGPKG file.
  • Use the MSDT -Path argument to specify the path to pack folder.
  • Use the MSDT -Cab argument to specify the path to the pack's DIAGCAB file.

To run a troubleshooting pack in the Windows PowerShell window, use the Get-TroubleshootingPack cmdlet to get the pack object and then pass it to the Invoke-TroubleshootingPack cmdlet. When you run the pack in the Windows PowerShell window, the interactions are translated to text prompts. To use the modules, you must first call Import-Module to import the modules (for example, Import-Module TroubleshootingPack). For examples on using these cmdlets, see the documentation for each cmdlet.