MDT 2012 Task Sequence to Migrate Limited Data To New PC?


  • Most of the time when our users get a new PC or need their existing computer reimaged, their old PC has a messed up or "junky" user profile that we do not want migrated over as-is to their new PC and have it possibly cause some of their problems to follow them.  Sometimes because of malware damage, sometimes just a very outdated or corrupted profile they have been using for 5 years.

    The user migration tools brings over too much for users that we need to have a clean start. However, we generally want some minimal stuff moved over and we have been copying these files manually so far.

    Users have redirected MyDocs, so most data can be saved there and they will get it on their new PC without MDT doing anything.

    We would like to simply move IE Favorites, items on the desktop, any PST files in their user profile plus the contents of a folder they name "mybackupfiles" where they would put any large files that they want to migrate to the hard drive of the new deployment that are too much for their MyDocs quota.  Moving network and local printers that were mapped on the old PC over to their new PC would also be useful.

    Is there a way to automate doing this without migrating all their old profile settings to a new deployment?

    Saturday, November 24, 2012 5:48 AM