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  • Question

  • Id there a way to customize the USMT step to only capture and restore user data and not custom Windows settings?
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 5:27 PM

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  • Yes.  USMT comes with three default .xml files which are used to determine which data is migrated.  These files are Config.xml, MigApp.xml and MigUser.xml.  Each file has a particular set of rules that determines what file types and folders are backed-up and restored.  It sounds like you don't need any of the data from the first two, and only want the data from MigUser.xml. You can also modify each of these files to suit your specific needs. 

    In your scanstate command line, you should specify to only include the xml file you want to use such as: scanstate /i:miguser.xml /v:13

    more explanation of the usmt xml files:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff383238(v=WS.10).aspx#BKMK_MigUser

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:38 PM
  • I'll give that a go.

    Thanks!

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:14 PM