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How to Configure the State Migration Point

Updated: July 1, 2009

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The state migration point is a Configuration Manager 2007 site role that provides a location to store user state information before an operating system deployment. You can store the user state on the state migration point while the operating system deployment proceeds and then restore the user state to the new computer from the state migration point. Each state migration point site server can only be a member of one Configuration Manager 2007 site. The state migration point requires Internet Information Services (IIS). For specific versions of IIS, see Prerequisites for Installing Configuration Manager.

noteNote
It can take up to one hour for the state migration point to be available for user state storage. To expedite the availability of the state migration point after you create the new site role you can adjust any state migration point property setting to trigger a site control file update.

Use this procedure to enable and configure the state migration point.

How to Configure the State Migration Point

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> - <site name> / Site Settings / Site Systems.

  2. Select New from the Action menu or Actions pane, or right-click Site System Roles and select NewRoles from the context menu.

  3. Select Server to run the New Site System Server wizard.

  4. Alternatively, to add the State Migration Point role to an existing site system:

    1. Select the desired site server in the Site System Roles pane.

    2. Select Action from the menu, or right-click the site system entry, and then select New role from the menu to run the New Site Roles Wizard.

    3. Continue with Step 5.

  5. On the General page of the wizard, enter the Name of the server that will be the state migration point. Optionally provide the fully qualified host name for the server. Specify which account credentials to use to install the site system.

  6. On the System Role Selection page, click the check box next to State migration point.

  7. On the State Migration Point page, specify the drives on the server that should be used to store migration data. Click the New button to:

    1. Specify the Storage drive letter to use for storing migration data on the site system.

    2. Enter the maximum number of clients whose data will be stored on the site system in the Maximum clients field.

    3. Enter the Minimum Free Space that is required on the selected drive, and the unit of measurement (i.e. MB).

    4. Or, select an existing drive from the Drives list and click the Edit button to modify that entry, or the Delete button to remove it.

    ImportantImportant
    All drives that are available on the server are listed, including non-writable drives such as the CD. Be sure to select a writable drive from the list.

  8. On the State Migration Point page, specify how the state migration should manage migration data that is marked for deletion. Select the option Immediately to remove that data as soon as possible after it is marked for deletion. Select the option Delete after and enter the number of days to wait before deleting that data. To configure the state migration point to reject new request select the Enable restore-only mode.

    ImportantImportant
    When the state migration point site role is deleted or retired all associated user storage paths are also deleted.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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