Offline USMT 5 and Excluding Local Accounts

Excluding local accounts is a common scenario when migrating profiles and data using USMT. This is a simple task when using online USMT 5 by adding the parameter /ue:%computername%\*. It is a much different situation using offline USMT. Offline USMT is initiated while in WinPE so the context of the current computer is not available. As a result local accounts are evaluated…

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Guidance using OSD with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 highlighting differences from 2007

When switching from using OSD with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to 2012 there are many changes that you should be aware. This article runs down a list of several important changes in behavior that are good to keep in mind planning your OSD strategy for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Now that the Configuration Manager 2012…

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