I am having difficulty finding any licenses of these files. Provided I don't modify, only call them, am I allowed to distribute them alongside my other software?

EDIT: The tool I want to use: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17588/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed

As far as I know it's not included in Windows, and there is no passkey required. It also doesn't have copyright info.

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I contacted Microsoft support and apparently there is no license, and I am allowed to redistribute it without modifications.

Am I allowed to distribute them alongside my other software?

Why would you want to? It already included in:

Windows 10/8, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

In addition, the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool requires a passkey to open the tool:

When you contact Microsoft Support for any help, the support professional will give you a Passkey. You are required to open the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool and enter the Passkey.

How do you plan to run it without the required passkey?

Source How to run Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool in Windows 7/8/10

The copyright for MSDT belongs to Microsoft so distribution is not allowed without their permission.

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  • Thanks for the answer, I updated the question with what exactly I want to use. It doesn't have copyright info, and doesn't need a passkey. – Klocman Jun 2 at 19:13
  • The download page doesn't give you permission to redistribute, so don't do that. – DavidPostill Jun 2 at 19:21
  • As far as I can see it doesn't prohibit it either, and there's the "If you’re not on the computer that has the problem... " part which implies copying it is fine. You'd think that company like Microsoft would attach proper licenses to their products. – Klocman Jun 2 at 19:24
  • shrug we are not lawyers and your question is probably off-topic anyway. You should ask Microsoft for a definitive answer. – DavidPostill Jun 2 at 19:26
  • I contacted Microsoft support and apparently there is no license, and I am allowed to redistribute it without modifications. Well... shrug – Klocman Jun 2 at 19:48

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