Windows 8 beta version of DaRT software released

When Windows 8 is released later this year, it will likely be installed in a number of businesses. Those organizations will have to keep track of those PCs, particularly their IT workers, to make sure their Windows 8 machines are running well. However, there will be occasions when a Windows 8 PC will fail.

Today, Microsoft announced on its Windows Business blog that it has released the first beta version of its Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 8 (DaRT) software. DaRT 8 has been designed specifically to work with Windows 8. The main focus of DaRT 8 is to help IT workers repair PCs running Windows 8 instead of taking the more drastic step of reimaging the PC.

The new beta version of DaRT 8 also allows workers to automate the image creation process via scripts. Native USB media deployments are now a part of DarT 8, as is the ability to make multiple images from one device and being able to choose between WIM and ISO output formats.

The Microsoft Springboard blog also discusses DaRT 8 today in the form of a Q&A with its product manager, Craig Ashley, as he goes over some more aspects of the new beta release.

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