Download ERD Commander / MSDaRT for Vista and Windows 7

Where to get MDOP / MSDaRT / ERD Commander 2011 for Vista and Windows 7

The latest versions of ERD Commander for Vista and Windows 7 are contained in The Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (MSDaRT ) which is part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).

An overview of MSDaRT is here and MDOP brochure is here

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In order to obtain the latest versions of ERD Commander, you need access to

Full Versions of MDOP are available to Microsoft Volume Licensing customers  who acquire a Software Assurance subscription license. Subscribers can download MDOP through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS).

According to the Technet MDOP Blogevaluation versions of the MDOP software (with no time or feature limitations) are available to:

TechNet Subscription Standard – The ultimate resource for IT professionals working in a desktop environment – is a subscription tailored to help IT professionals evaluate, test, and troubleshoot Microsoft software for desktop environments. TechNet Subscription Standard is a 12-month subscription for IT professionals who need access to full-version Microsoft software for evaluation, with no time or feature limitations. (quoted here)

US TechNet Standard subscription costs $199 annually and $149 to renew

A UK TechNet Standard Subscription costs £159

Unofficial Download Sources

Microsoft have made it difficult to get hold of ERD Commander for Vista  and Windows 7. ERD Commander was orginally available as ERD Commander 2003 – part of the Winternals Admin Pack. But since Winternals was bought by Microsoft in 2006, ERD Commander is no longer an over-the-counter product available to the general public. However, it is clear that there is enormous persisting interest in MSDaRT and ERD Commander. has download links to the MSDart 7 and 6.5. These appear to work well.

Many other unofficial versions are can be found on torrent sites like the Pirate Bay.
Downloading from these sources (such as below) is not recommended

 msdart torrent


5 Responses to Download ERD Commander / MSDaRT for Vista and Windows 7

  1. Lucky September 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Hi i need to reset my win 2003 server local admin password so that i can repair win startup issues.

  2. dirk haagmans October 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    perfect tool

  3. wangjun April 19, 2017 at 4:02 am #

    Hi i need to reset my windows7 admin password so that i can repair win startup issues.

  4. samshar singh June 6, 2017 at 4:59 am #

    thanks bro


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