How to Perform a Side-by-Side Operating System Deployment
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
You can use Configuration Manager 2007 to perform a side-by-side computer migration. Side-by-side computer migrations are useful in computer upgrade scenarios when you want to move the user state and files from a source computer to a new, destination computer. Before you can perform a side-by-side migration you must import the destination computer into the Configuration Manager 2007 database and create a computer association between the source and destination computers.
Use the following procedure to perform a side-by-side computer migration.
Performing a side-by-side computer migration
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Computer Associations.
Import the new destination computer into Configuration Manager 2007 database and then create a computer association between the source computer and the destination computer.
To capture the user state from the source computer, create a Custom Task Sequence to capture the user state by using the Capture User State task sequence step. This task sequence step should be used in conjunction with the Request State Store task sequence step.
To install the new operating system on the destination computer, use the task sequence editor, and then create the necessary installation task sequence steps to install the new operating system.
To copy the user state from the state migration point to the destination computer, create a custom task sequence, and then add the Request State Store and Release State Store task sequence steps.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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