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MDT 2013 Update 2 - USMT5 - Replace TS - Auto Restore RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone, 

    We're most of the way through a nice simple deployment build for our company with everything working quite well. I'm missing one final part and that's automating a restore of the Userstate.mig.

    A bit of background; I run the replace task sequence from a logged in user on the device we're replacing the HDD in, I run the litetouch.vbs from cmd and select the replace TS I've setup. I've set USMT to backup the user state to a network share with DDIR=%serialnumber% defined in my customsettings.ini to set as a unique identifier for a machine.

    Now what I'd like to do is then run my deployment task sequence and skip the user data (restore) wizard step but set the values so it performs the restore from the correct %serialnumber% folder. Can this be done in MDT 2013 U2?

    Thanks

    Mike

    Friday, September 2, 2016 3:14 PM

Answers

  • The same variables used to capture the user state are the same to use to restore it.

    UDDir, UDShare etc.


    Many questions such as where do I find logs and what logs are interesting are found in: MDT TechNet Forum - FAQ & Getting Started Guide Please take the time to read it. Also if you don't post logs your problem won't be easily solved.

    • Marked as answer by michael1987 Monday, September 5, 2016 11:25 AM
    Monday, September 5, 2016 8:17 AM
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  • This should be fairly simple to test although it should work.

    Many questions such as where do I find logs and what logs are interesting are found in: MDT TechNet Forum - FAQ & Getting Started Guide Please take the time to read it. Also if you don't post logs your problem won't be easily solved.

    Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:55 PM
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  • Hi Ty,

    Thanks for coming back to me, where would I specify the restore? Should I add a loadstate argument in my customsettings.ini or would it be as a command in the restore TS?

    Sorry for such a basic question 

    Thanks

    Mike

    Monday, September 5, 2016 8:07 AM
  • The same variables used to capture the user state are the same to use to restore it.

    UDDir, UDShare etc.


    Many questions such as where do I find logs and what logs are interesting are found in: MDT TechNet Forum - FAQ & Getting Started Guide Please take the time to read it. Also if you don't post logs your problem won't be easily solved.

    • Marked as answer by michael1987 Monday, September 5, 2016 11:25 AM
    Monday, September 5, 2016 8:17 AM
    Moderator