USMT 5 with hardlinks in the Configuration Manager 2012 OSD Task Sequence – Online and Offline

Using USMT with hardlinks within a Configuration 2012 OSD task sequence takes a moderate amount of experience. This blog entry sets out to bring you up to speed quickly using either USMT 5 hardlinks initiated from within the OS (online) or from WinPE (offline) within a Configuration Manager 2012 OSD task sequence. The following text will walk you through configuring an…

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USMT 5 for migrating Office 2007 Outlook Signatures and .nk2 files

If migrating Office 2007 Outlook signatures and .nk2 files during a Windows migration is critical the latest version of USMT (currently 5) is worth considering. In a test I did migrating data from an XP 32-bit system with Office 2007 32-bit to a Win7 64-bit system with Office 2010 32-bit using migapp.xml and migdocs.xml, both Outlook 2007…

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Creating a Configuration Manager 2007/2012 DCM Windows 7 Set

When considering creating a System Center Configuration Manager 2007/2012 DCM Windows 7 set its worthwhile to leverage existing libraries of Configuration Items (CIs) to avoid the tedious process of creating CIs for registry entries and the difficult scripting for other settings. Two great libraries are either using the USGCB SCAP definitions on the NIST site or the DCM export from…

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