I was recently configuring the User State Migration Tool for a customer’s MDT server when, during the testing phase, the USMT began failing with an error code (‘return code’ or ‘rc’ when you read the MDT log files). I searched the USMT documentation on TechNet looking for the explanation of what the error code meant, only to discover that I could not find any information at all.
So, after a bit of asking around internally at Microsoft, I have managed to obtain the below list of error codes. I should point out though that this list of error codes is only for version 3.01 of the USMT, I don’t know if there are differences for any past or future versions of the tool.
Most of the codes are pretty self-explanatory, but I have included some extra information for some of the more cryptic error messages.
This post was contributed by Daniel Oxley a consultant with Microsoft Services Spain
Did anyone notice that you can not "imagex /apply" the Windows 7 install.wim from the Windows 7 Beta DVD? I didn't have problem applying the wim image from build 6956.
Build 7000 fails to apply the bootstrap. No "Boot" folder in C:\ drive, so it doesn't boot.
I've notice that Windows 7 Beta installs Ultimate edition by default. That's "image" nr4 from "install.wim"
my command was: "imagex /apply d:\install.wim 4 c:\ /verify"
Why is this information so hard to obtain? Sheesh!
I understand your frustration, I was the same which was why I went and found out all the codes myself (a nice benefit from working at Microsoft!). Anyway, I have it on good authority that the next version of USMT will come with much more detailed documentation.
I don't get some domain accounts getting picked up, and USMT completed with success code but in the log for the problem accounts I get:
LookupAccountSidW failed. Error: 0x00000534
However this error is not listed, any ideas what this is?
This is a Windows error. No mapping between account names and security IDs was done. The account most likely doesn't exist in the AD and cannot be resolved or the host has been removed from the domain or is off the domain so the account SID was not resolved.
These are the posted return codes for USMT 4. There are a few differences.
My mistake, here is the url:
i have error.
ZTI ERROR - Non-zero return code from scanstate, RC = 35
litetouch deployment failed, return code = -2147467259 0x80004005
failed to run te action: capture user state
Capture User State failed for me as well. I had problems with our WDS imaging with deploying our upgrades of Windows XP to Windows 7 with the USMT migration phase reporting "incorrect function" and with the error 2147467259 0x80004005. In the logs for
the USMT I didn't see any specific error identified but some thing changed because it worked previously. After comparing my old Deployment Share and my New Deployment Share (I kept the old one around just for reference) I noticed that in the scripts folder
on the distribution share X:\Distribution\scripts the file ZITUserState.wsf was missing. I sure didn't delete myself and no one else had been on the server or share with delete permissions either. After copying the file from the old share to the new one I
restarted the deployment process and voila! The USMT tool migrated all the users from the XP install to the Windows 7 image without any problems. I hope that this helps anyone else with this troublesome error