using usmt

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Bin, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Bin

    Bin Guest

    We are replacing a SBS with a new SBS 2003 R2. I think I should be able to
    use the User State Migration tool USMT to save the user profiles while users
    are still connected to the old SBS and then use it to put them back after
    hardware is replaced etc. I tested in a test situation and had problems.
    Can anyone supply me with the command line options for the scanstate and
    loadstate so it will work properly? Do I do the scanstate while still
    connected to the old SBS and do I run the loadstate before i connect to the
    new SBS or afterwards.
    Bin, Feb 8, 2008
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  2. I don't have an answer for your USMT question but assuming that you're not
    going to do a Swing Migration (to preserve the user profiles;, you should be able to use "The Easy Way" described in
    this article:

    Migrate Profiles on Small Business Server Networks

    Basically, you would be copying your current domain user profiles to
    temporary local profiles and then use ConnectComputer to assign these
    temporary profiles to your domain users when you rejoin the computer to the
    new SBS 2003 R2 domain.
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Feb 8, 2008
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  3. Bin

    Buddy Guest

    A few months back, I helpd two small companies merge. I built a new sbs and
    migrated the first company's AD into the build. The second company's users
    had to be migrated off of their existing Win2K AD. I tried Harry's easy
    way, but had poor results (can't remember what went wrong now). The
    registry method worked best for me, but was time consuming. Looking back, I
    probably should have investigated the USMT.

    Buddy G ~

    Buddy, Feb 8, 2008
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