How to debug a USMT log like a Pro

The Scanstate and Loadstate logs contain a wealth of information on each problem that is encountered, however it does take a little bit of work to root cause a problem.  For example, lets take a look at an example.  A few weeks ago our team got an email from someone who was finding that Scanstate…

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All about USMT 3.0.2

Many of you may have heard (or discovered) that there is a limited release of USMT that is available on the Microsoft Connect site.  Let’s take a few minutes here to clear up some of the questions about what it is and isn’t. Things that USMT 3.0.2 is not: A brand new release of USMT…


What is the User State Migration Tool?

To get started, here is the first paragraph from the USMT help content on TechNet: You can use Microsoft® Windows® User State Migration Tool (USMT) 3.0 to migrate user files and settings during large deployments of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating systems. USMT captures desktop, and application settings, as well as user…

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Hello world!

Welcome to the User State Migration Tool (USMT) team blog!  I am very excited to claim this space on the web for USMT.  I hope that this blog can serve as a place where knowledge can be exchanged between those of us who develop USMT and those who use it to complete migrations. There are…

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