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  • Blog Post: TechNet Video: (Part 3 of 5) User State Migration Tool Scenarios

    Before we take a look at the two scenarios, Refresh Computer and Replace Computer, we’ll review the different types of migration stores available. We’ll look at the migration xml files and show how we can do some simple customizations. Resource Links User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide USMT 4...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Video: (Part 1 of 5) Overview of User State Migration Tool

    In this session I’ll review the benefits and limitations of the USMT 4.0. I’ll look at what versions of the Windows are supported for migration as well as what different options for user state migration are available for small, medium and large businesses. At the end of the session I’ll demonstrate the...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Video: (Part 5 of 5) Offline User State Capture in the USMT 4.0

    One of great new features of the USMT 4.0 is the ability to perform Offline User State Capture. We’ll discuss both offline options available, Windows PE and windows.old directory. We will cover when you would use this feature and what it actually migrates. We’ll finish off the session with a demonstration...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Video: (Part 2 of 5) What's New in the User State Migration Tool 4.0

    Today’s session we’ll look at some of the new features of User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0 including the Hard-link Migration Store, improved space estimation and integration with SCCM and MDT. We’ll drill down into a detailed discussion of exactly what the USMT 4.0 migrates and what it doesn’t. Resource...
  • Blog Post: TechMentor – Orlando 2011 - Register Now and Save $300!!!

    If you haven’t registered for TechMentor and you’re thinking about doing so there’s a great offer you might want to take advantage of.  Register before January 5th and save $300 off your full conference registration! I’ll be presenting two sessions there: TH15 How to Automatically Migrate the User...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Video: (Part 4 of 5) Hard-link Migration in the USMT 4.0

    In part 4 of this series we’ll drill down in the Hard-link Migration option, one of the most compelling new features of USMT. We’ll look at why it greatly enhances the performance of a migration and finally we’ll see how to use the Scanstate and Loadstate tools. Resource Links User State Migration Tool...