About context in MigXML

If you have written a fair amount of migration MigXML you have probably noticed that there are a number of elements that take a context parameter.  Do you understand what this parameter controls?  Do you understand the impact that it can have on your migration?  We will work through a couple of examples here to…

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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…


Why Scanstate and Loadstate require a top level directory path to a migration store

If you have played around with USMT a bit you may have noticed that both Scanstate and Loadstate require that StorePath (the path provided on the command line to where you’d like the migration store placed) be simply a path.  However, when creating a compressed migration store (the default behavior) Scanstate places the .mig migration…