Increasing MigXML efficiency

Increasing the efficiency of MigXML is all about making each individual include or exclude pattern as specific as possible and ensuring that the component operates in the proper context.  For example, the following component is extremely expensive to include in a migration: <component type=”Documents” context=”UserAndSystem”>   <displayName _locID=”All Word Documents”>User Data</displayName>   <role role=”Data”>    …

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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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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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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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