Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings
I gave a presentation today at the TechEd New Zealand conference on “Customizing the User State Migration Tool 4.0” – something I’ve talked with customers about back from my consulting days (way back when, probably with USMT 2.6 at that point – remember that one and its INF-style configuration files?), but haven’t presented in public for a very long time. Needless to say, it was somewhat nerve-wracking. For those in attendance, I hope it was worth your time. (I thought it was only OK. I’ll do better the next time.)
The next few blog postings will likely be related to USMT 4.0 – it’s always good to write about things that are freshly in your mind.
First off, I wanted to take the opportunity to pass along some of the troubleshooting items that I mentioned in the slide deck, consolidating various issues that you might run into while using USMT 4.0. Here they are:
Any other good troubleshooting tips for USMT 4.0?
These are some good tips. I have a question: I am trying to capture a file that on some machines is C:\Local Data and on some is C:\NTID's Local Data. I am trying to make sure there is not another flavor. In the meantime, I thought the easiest thing to do would be to look for C:\* Local Data\* on the machine. This pattern does not work. Does anyone know what might?
Great post Michael, almost got tripped up on the Office 2010 update with MDT update 1.
Hi! Is there a way to migrate empty folders?
Thanks for the great post!