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Will the running the Windows dcdiag.exe command-line tool on a Server 2008 R2 system interfere with any services on that machine?

A small amount of CPU and network traffic usage is acceptable, but the system is live and applications on the machine must remain up and running without interruption.

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didiag.exe is safe to run on a production machine. It's a reporting tool only and doesn't attempt to take corrective actions (stopping / starting services, making configuration changes, etc).

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It can make some changes depending on the switches used. E.g. if the /fix switch is used. Regardless it is safe to use. –  maweeras Jan 15 '12 at 13:34

No, dcdiag.exe will not interfere with any services.

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