The USMT team blog

Tips and tricks on using the User State Migration Tool

May, 2008

  • Why you want (and need) to run USMT as a local administrator

    UPDATE: an updated post is available here . I'm leaving this post up to preserve the post history as well as comments. Although there are a limited number of scenarios in which USMT can be run without local administrator privileges, doing so ends up...
  • How to debug a USMT log like a Pro

    The Scanstate and Loadstate logs contain a wealth of information on each problem that is encountered, however it does take a little bit of work to root cause a problem. For example, lets take a look at an example. A few weeks ago our team got an email...
  • All about USMT 3.0.2

    Many of you may have heard (or discovered) that there is a limited release of USMT that is available on the Microsoft Connect site. Let's take a few minutes here to clear up some of the questions about what it is and isn't. Things that USMT 3.0.2 is...
  • What is the User State Migration Tool?

    To get started, here is the first paragraph from the USMT help content on TechNet : You can use Microsoft® Windows® User State Migration Tool (USMT) 3.0 to migrate user files and settings during large deployments of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft...
  • Hello world!

    Welcome to the User State Migration Tool (USMT) team blog!  I am very excited to claim this space on the web for USMT.  I hope that this blog can serve as a place where knowledge can be exchanged between those of us who develop USMT and those...