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 Migrating User State from Windows XP to Windows Vista Minimize
Location: BlogsJohan Arwidmark    
Posted by: johan 4/3/2006
  1. 1. Copy the USMT files from the Vista DVD (/Support/setup) to a server share or directly to a folder on the workstations
  2. On the XP PC, from a command prompt, run scanstate.exe /all /i:migapp.xml /i:miguser.xml /i:migsys.xml \\servername\share\migtest1
  3. On the Vista PC, from a command prompt, run loadstate.exe \\servername\share\migtest1

 New features found in USMT 3.0 (compared to 2.61)

 

- The data store can be encrypted

- The data store format is new (eg. data cannot be extracted with

fastconv anymore)

- The template files are in XML format

- The command line syntax is slightly changed

- It's possible to indicate that the target machine can only be

running Windows XP.

 

Note: If adding the /nocompress switch for scanstate the File folder

(where the uncompressed data is stored) has the hidden attribute set.

 

Background info info when testing

 

Windows XP computer configuration

- background changed

- favorites added in Internet Explorer

- files added to the desktop

- connected to a network printer

- connected to a network share

- outlook configured for exchange server

- outlook calendar properties changed (show week number)

- signature created in outlook

 

When testing the following user settings and data where successfully

migrated for multiple profiles...

- favorites added in Internet Explorer

- files added to the desktop

- outlook configured for exchange server

- outlook calendar properties changed (show week number)

 

Well, 4 out of 8 isn't too bad  :)

 

 

regards

Johan Arwidmark

Microsoft MVP - Setup / Deployment

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