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Additional Resources for User State Migration

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

These resources contain additional information related to user state migration for Windows XP.

Related Information

  • "Designing RIS Installations" in Automating and Customizing Installations of this kit for information about using Remote Installation Services (RIS).

  • The at http://www.microsoft.com/reskit for information about scripting in a Windows Server 2003 environment.

  • The MSDN Scripting Clinic link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources for information about scripting in a Windows Server 2003 environment.

  • The file Inf Commands.doc, included on the Windows Server 2003 operating system CD in the folder \ValueAdd\Msft\USMT.

Related Tools

  • User State Migration Tool (USMT)

    This command-line tool is used to collect a user’s documents and settings before an operating system migration to Windows XP from an earlier version of Windows and to restore them after the installation. For a reference to the commands and syntax employed in the .inf files that are used to customize the selection of files, settings, and registry entries migrated by USMT, see the User State Migration Tool Reference Materials link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources.

  • Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

    The Files and Settings Transfer Wizard enables users to migrate personal display properties, folder and taskbar options, and Internet browser and mail settings, as well as specific files or entire folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures, and Favorites, without manual configuration. For more information about the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, see Help and Support Center for Windows XP.

  • Sysdiff.exe

    Sysdiff.exe is an automated installation tool that enables you to pre-install applications, including applications that do not support scripted installation, as part of an automated setup. For more information about Sysdiff.exe, see the Sysdiff.exe link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources.

  • Windows 2000 Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT)

    The Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) is used to migrate to the Windows 2000 Active Directory® directory service, providing a task-based wizard that is used to migrate users, groups, and computers; to set correct file permissions; and to migrate Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes. For information about ADMT, see the Active Directory Migration Tool (Windows 2000) link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources.

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