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    P2V Migration for Software Assurance

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    English
    Microsoft P2V Migration for Software Assurance automates the delivery of an updated and personalized Windows 7 operating system while backing up and converting the legacy Windows XP or newer desktop and its applications for seamless use within Windows 7.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
      Version:

      1

      File Name:

      P2VMigration.msi

      Release Notes.docx

      Date Published:

      11/5/2010

      File Size:

      1.1 MB

      71 KB

        Microsoft P2V Migration for Software Assurance uses the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and Sysinternals Disk2vhd to convert a user’s existing Windows XP or later client environment to a virtual hard disk (VHD), then automates the delivery of an updated and personalized Windows 7 operating system containing a virtual machine (VM) with the user’s previous Windows environment, applications, and Web browser. The user’s previous virtual desktop retains its existing management components, domain membership, and policies. The process also publishes applications and the browser so that the user can access them seamlessly within the Windows 7 Start menu.

        Key benefits:
        • Helps reduce Windows 7 deployment time
        • Extends the timeframe to mitigate application-compatibility issues
        • Users can access potentially incompatible applications from their old systems

        Even the most skilled IT shops, with resources to work through application compatibility challenges, often find a few users blocking roll-outs to entire sites or larger numbers of users because of:
        • Compatibility of specialized, region or user-specific applications, browser customizations or USB device drivers.
        • Missing installation files or media to install applications or drivers for testing or redelivery.
        • Critical users who cannot risk losing any functionality of their current desktop environments and require a working backup before moving to Windows 7.

        Although P2V Migration can help in targeted cases, by design, it is not scalable to large percentages of users in an organization. Best practice is to ensure native compatibility with applications, websites, and hardware devices for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization scales to deliver and manage more compact and standardized Windows XP VMs to more users requiring a managed set of Windows XP-dependent applications. P2V Migration is recommended in cases where users require specific components from their current PC and those components cannot run in Windows 7 and do not warrant being part of a standardized and managed VM environment for broad use. Licensing for P2V Migration requires that the converted Windows XP desktop and Windows 7 environment be installed using Microsoft Volume Licensing media and covered by Microsoft Software Assurance.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    • Install Instructions
        To install P2VMigration.msi:
        1. Double-lick the P2VMigration.msi.
        2. Accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.
        3. Follow the steps in the installation process to complete the installation.
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