I am working on migrating few hundred machines from Windows XP to Windows 7. We are using MDT 2012 for this task.
All our Windows XP machines have an extra partition (D: Drive) that has some user data on it. We intend to have only a single partition on all the Windows 7 machines.
I am trying to copy all the data from D drive to a folder on C: drive called Old_D_Drive. After this I intend to recreate the partition using task sequence so that there is only a single partition (C: drive).
How can I accomplish this?
Thanks in advance,
What I would do, but I'm not an USMT expert is specify which folders should be backed-up by USMT, (this can be done by modifying the USMT xml files in your USMT folder located at: DeploymentShare\Tools\x86\USMT4) and specify which folders to backup. There you can also specify which additional drives/folder locations to back-up.
Then USMT copy's data to a designated network share, usb drive or something like that.
Thereafter, you install / migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 with MDT, and choose to format and partition your entire disk. Which leaves you with one partition remaining, after which USMT will begin restoring the back-upped content back to your disk, on a designated folder.
It is perfectly possible, I just don't have experience in configuring the MigUser.xml file, but it cant be that hard. Since there are comments present which exactly tell you what the following statements are doing.
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Thanks Rens. As mentioned, I also understand that it is possible to accomplish this with USMT. I am looking for assistance on what changes do I need to make in the USMT mig*.XML file/files so that the data on D drive is also copied as part of user data capture and then restored on the new C drive.