Microsoft Releases Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 10 Comments

Microsoft this week released its Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business, which aims to help recover Surface PCs more quickly.

“Built with advanced diagnostics, logging, and repair capabilities, the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business enables IT admins to quickly resolve hardware, software, and firmware issues in Surface devices, beginning with Surface Pro 3 and later,” Microsoft’s John Kaiser explains. “The solution consists of a distributable desktop application and command-line app console that ship together in Surface Tools for IT.”

According to Microsoft, the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business walks IT admins through a series of interactive diagnostic hardware tests, software repairs, and firmware updates, with the goal of restoring balky Surface PCs to “full health.”

It will generate a report when it finds a problem, automatically repair system files and other core components, and can be deployed to remote users for self-service repair and install. A Surface diagnostics command line app also helps IT remotely troubleshoot Surface PCs without user interaction.

You can download the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit for Business and Surface diagnostics command line app as part of the Surface Tools for IT package, which also includes other, previously-available utilities.


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