Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) Version 3.0.1

    Microsoft® Windows® User State Migration Tool (USMT) version 3.0.1 migrates user files and settings during deployments of Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista™. USMT captures files and settings from the source computer and then migrates them to a new Windows installation.
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        Microsoft® Windows® User State Migration Tool (USMT) version 3.0.1 migrates user files and settings during deployments of Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista. You can use USMT to perform unattended migrations and to migrate files and settings for computers with multiple users. Also, with USMT you have the ability to encrypt and compress the store. USMT 3.0.1 is intended for administrators who are performing automated deployments.

        This tool includes two command-line tools named ScanState and LoadState. ScanState creates an intermediate store that contains the user files and settings from the source computer. LoadState restores these files and settings to the destination computer. USMT 3.0.1 also has three default migration rule (.xml) files named MigApp.xml, MigUser.xml, and MigSys.xml. You can alter the default .xml files and you can also create customized .xml files. Depending on what you want to migrate, you can specify all or none of the default .xml files on the command line. The entire migration process is controlled by the .xml rules, which you can modify, and logic that is built into the tool. When using USMT for automated migration, in almost all cases, you should modify the migration .xml files for your unique situation.

        USMT 3.0.1 contains the following updates to USMT 3.0:
        1. You can now install this tool on computers that are running non-English versions of Windows Vista.

        2. In USMT 3.0, some settings for local accounts were not being migrated. This has been fixed in USMT 3.0.1.

    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Vista, Windows XP

          • Source system: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Vista.
          • Destination system: Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Vista.

        Note: USMT requires that the source and destination operating systems match the requirements listed above. USMT does not support any version of Microsoft Windows Server as either a source or destination system.
        1. Click the file download link to download the appropriate version of USMT (x86 or x64). Note that you can use the x86 version to migrate a 32-bit operating system to an x64-based operating system. However, you cannot do the reverse.

        2. Do one of the following:

          • To start the installation, click Open or Run this program from its current location.

          • To copy the download to your computer to install at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
        Note: If you want to install USMT on a Windows Vista (either x64 or x86), you must first install a hotfix (see KB929761).

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