Wednesday, 16 February 2011

MDOP – DaRT Crash Analysis Tools

We have a crashing laptop.

We downloaded and installed the latest MDOP so that we can access the Crash Analyzer Tool.


The Crash Analyzer Wizard requires the Windows Debugger Tools for whatever architecture the tools will be running on (x64 or x86):


Click the link in the above screen and we are taken here:

Once we have the SDK web install downloaded and running we need only install the needed tools:


Note that we are also going to download the Redistributable package so that we do not need to go through this process again for the 64-bit platform.

We also need both the 32-bit and 64-bit debugging symbols:

Once downloaded and installed we were able to go ahead and analyze the problematic laptop’s MiniDump files.


There is a native way to do this with the Windows Debugging Tools, but having the Crash Analyzer Wizard handy makes things a lot simpler for us when it comes to analyzing multiple systems throughout the day.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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